Thursday, October 30, 2008

Calendar of Presence

My AP group is doing a daily calendar of presence for the month of October which is Attachment Parenting Month. It is really cool. It is one topic a day that gives you an idea of how to focus on your child for that day. I don’t always need a reminder to get down and focus on Christopher, but sometimes I get wrapped up in what I want versus what he wants. So each day a topic is posted that you can try to do that day to have presence in their lives and show your love and care.

Some of the ideas that I have loved and will do or have done this month are:
  1. Take a walk with your child.
  2. Bake with your child.
  3. Play a game your child wants, without being hurried and play as many times as they want.
  4. Make eye contact with your child each time you speak with them today.
  5. Collect fall leaves.
  6. Work on an art project.
  7. Look at the stars or watch the sunset.
They are all simple ideas of ways to just connect with your child that day.

1 comment:

esianoyam3 said...

What a great idea. I need to find more ways to focus on my older daughter. I get so caught up in the baby and my work, and I know she's starting to feel the effect.