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Is Your Child Getting “Me” Time?

19th May 2016   By Aditi Kohli  [31 views]

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In this frenzied pace of life, adults don’t have a second to pause, reflect, breathe or be alive to really enjoy life. When did we last enjoy the blue sky or the wind rustling through the leaves or feel the grass beneath our bare feet? Having said that, we atleast have memories of having done that sometime in our childhood!

Are we allowing our children to experience life similarly in the natural way? Are we giving them some free “me” time where they can be by themselves and dream and explore ideas?

A child’s life today is no less busy than an adult’s – school, tuition, loads of extra-curricular activities or classes to develop talents like singing, dancing, art etc. Plus there’s cut-throat competition to be on top of everything they do.

Their free time is consumed with electronic gadgets like the TV, iPad, video games which keeps the mind completely busy; hence there’s no time to come up with new ideas and thoughts. It’s important to take a step back, and create some “Me” time for kids. This summer vacation, let’s give them some “Me” time.

Some ways to help children spend their “Me” time creatively:

1. Pick up different varieties of fallen leaves in the garden and put a white paper on top – rub a pencil to get a shaded version of the leaf. Make cards to write heartfelt messages to loved ones – parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, teachers, relatives

2. Go through the atlas and learn the names and spellings of various continents and countries with their capitals. Google or research about the cities/countries that catch your fancy and write a story

3. Write short limericks or poems

4. Write a diary at the end of every day to express your inner feelings about activities done during the day

5. Create a “bag of gratitude” – put small things like food/toys/money/stationary and other things – donate them to children on the road when commuting. Learn to share your good fortune with the underprivileged

6. Before sleeping, remember all the good things that happened during the day and thank God for a blessed life

7. Plant a Tulsi plant in a pot and water it everyday. Tulsi plants give oxygen in the day and night. Giving water and caring for it everyday will help you do your bit for Mother Earth.

We are instrumental in creating the right values from childhood. This is way more permanent than all the things we can ever afford to buy and gift them.

Let’s start today!

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