Connecting with our children is hugely, and mutually rewarding. ‘Felt’ love is very different from our children simply hearing the words, “I love you”. Love in its concrete form buoys our children to be more confident in themselves and their place in the world, as well as modelling interactions that nurture others. We feel lifted too when time is spent genuinely engaged in something together, rather than just making requests and giving instructions.
In this age of consumerism, many of us are drowning in stuff. Have you noticed that cluttered surroundings drain your energy? If we experience this, then surely our children do too.