The Wonders Of Being Present To Your Child
While there are numerous parenting books available, there is no ultimate guide because every newborn and child is different, and every parent has their own baggage from upbringing and heredity.
The concept of “presence” refers to being aware and focused on the present moment rather than looking ahead to the future or diverting your attention away from it with other thoughts or activities. Being physically present with our children is a wonderful method to address their emotional needs.
Opening our arms to our children, either to encourage them to explore or to welcome them back, can help us imagine being there with them. Children require both, and they learn to be self-sufficient by first understanding that you will always be there for them. We tend to encourage independence in our culture, but that independence requires a secure foundation in you.
Here are some suggestions for being totally present with your kids:
We don’t merely mean physically present when we say present. It is our “duty” to coordinate timetables, conduct lessons, prepare meals, provide rides, and negotiate automobile use. It takes more than sharing oxygen to be present. Sharing hearts via full connection with your child is the essence of presence. When a parent is fully present with their child, she knows she is valued, appreciated, and heard.