“How you get your Preschooler to listen to you the first time?” Is a question I’m definitely not worthy of receiving, yet I get often. Here’s my answer: 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭: I make the conditions favorable for good listening by keeping him well fed & well rested. (𝘐𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵) 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝: I make eye contact when asking him things, and if he seems distracted I ask him to tell me what I asked him. Hearing it from his mouth is like signing a contract. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐝: He always gets a 10, 5 and 2 minute warning before leaving anywhere he’s having fun! It helps. 𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐥𝐲, saying “𝘐’𝘮 𝘩𝘶𝘯𝘨𝘳𝘺, 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘰 𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘺 𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦” makes even leaving the park a delicious idea😁. #foodlovingkids #thatsmyboy I’m curious about this: 𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝? 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮? 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭?
Jeudi’s are for #jedimomtricks 🤓 My nerdy version of mom hacks! #bookish 𝐆𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 & 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲! Entertaining young kids doesn’t 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 exhausting. If you give them the opportunity, they’re very good at entertaining themselves and tiring themselves out. Even babies enjoy being outdoors (𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨) Make a habit of going to to the park, the beach or 𝐀𝐍𝐘𝗪𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄 outdoors. The fresh air will do nothing but serve you both. Getting fresh air has been linked to mental health wellness as well. Studies show that fresh air works like a natural anti-anxiety medicine. The endorphins from the exercise also helps increase Your General mood, improves your libido and helps lower-stress.
Jeudi’s are for #jedimomtricks 🤓 My nerdy version of mom hacks! #bookish . . Among other things, ‘let it be easy’ is a piece of advice from @james_clear ‘s #atomichabits book. . . . . Make learning at home a new habit with your kids and watch them thrive when school starts. The book of the week will help you with more tricks. Link in Bio 🤓
Jeudi’s are for #jedimomtrucks 🤓 My nerdy version of mom hacks! #bookish . . Among other things, meditation can assist kids with learning emotional regulation & achieving cognitive growth. That means less meltdowns & more attention span to learn new things . . . Make your job easier mama, give it a go. The book of the week, Meditation for fidgety skeptics will help you with the “how” part.
Jeudi’s are for Jedi-Mom tricks 🤓 When you drop something, kids as young as 11 months old will pick it up and give it back to you. They want to help you, and so does your partner! Let them! Don’t be menace to yourself, unless you think you can manage doing absolutely everything all of the time.
Inspired by my undying love of Star-Wars, A “Jedi Mind Trick” describes the use of “the force” that can have an influence over the weak-minded – Star Wars Not to insult the children, but that is exactly what good parenting entails to me. I don’t want to fight with my kids, I want to learn […]More