3 smart ways to use screen time
While they are engaged in the media, stay with your kids(as much as possible), guide them, help them understand and form connections. Kids would have plenty of questions and providing them timely answers with examples makes the whole exercise fruitful and strengthens your bond with them.
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When children witness a parent in a state of anxiety, they can become unsettled, because they take information about how to interpret situations from the parent.
If you notice your child sho...
A big part of treatment for children with anxiety is to teach parents stress tolerance.
A mental health professional can help you work through methods of stress management for your specific needs.
You might learn strategies in therapy that you can impart to your child when she is feeling anxious.
Try to maintain a calm, neutral demeanor in front of your child, even if you are still trying to manage your anxiety. Children are quick to read facial expressions.
If one adult in a child's life constantly shows up for them, they turn out better in:
Showing up for your child is easy to do. A child should be made to feel Safe, Seen, Soothed and Secure.
When we show up and give our children an opportunity to be seen, honestly and directly, then we act as a living mirror for them to see themselves.
While we reassure our kids telling them what they are feeling is not going to be a problem, and they shouldn't cry or worry, we are ignoring their feelings.
Acknowledging what they feel is as important as correcting their course.
Don't worry about being rejected, or that you might not be fun enough.
Be open and inviting.
Make a list of people that you would like to get to know better.
Consider extending an invitation and see what happens.
Decide when you are going to ask someone to do something together.
Schedule these initial contacts to ensure that you won't keep putting it off.