“Mommy, hold me!”

“Mommy, hold me!”

If you are a parent like I am, you have heard this urgent plea from your baby or toddler.

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When they get a little bit older, it becomes “Watch me!”

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Then, they become a little bit more sophisticated and ask, “Did you see that!?!?” with excitement in their eyes.

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Our attention and our affirmation and our affection build deep feelings of worth into our children that last a lifetime (even on a neurological level).

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Whether you stay at home, work at home, or work outside the home, you know like I do that there are many things fighting against these precious and irreplaceable moments of connection.

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The amount of distractions we face feel insurmountable in this current Information Age.

ShoppingWe all feel it.

We’ve all talked about it with our friends and colleagues.

It.

Is.

So.

Hard.

Focusing on what matters most is truly at a premium.

 

Focusing on what matters most is truly at a premium.

 

Keith and I have been setting aside regular time to identify and focus on what matters most for about two years using the tools of Think Time.  During this time, the pressures have not subsided–in fact, they have dramatically increased!

However, we do feel like we are making great headway in planning for and creating special routines that allow for regular, unhurried and focused attention with our kids…even during busy seasons!

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If your life is anything like ours, then you know this is a major win.

It’s been a journey of trial and error for us, but we feel like we are getting there.  Slowly but surely, these precious moments are increasingly a part of our lives.

The pressures haven’t changed, but our actions have!

And this has made all the difference.

Blog Highlights:

Our attention and our affirmation and our affection build deep feelings of worth into our children.

There are many things fighting against precious and irreplaceable moments of connection.

Set aside regular time to identify and focus on what matters most.

Plan for and create special routines that allow for regular, unhurried and focused attention.

Make headway–even in busy seasons!

It.  Is.  So.  Hard.

Focusing on what matters most is truly at a premium.

The pressures haven’t changed, but our actions have!

Taking action has made all the difference.

 

Please tell me, if you could do anything, what would you do first with your kids?

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Christine Wilson, LPC

Co-Founder of Think Time

 

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