Here is a simple, yet powerful little parenting "nugget" shared by a dear friend and colleauge.
Enjoy and let this one sink in!
1. Children need a minimum of eight touches a day to feel connected to a parent.
If they are going through a particularly challenging time, it’s a minimum of 12 a day. It could be as simple as, a straightening of a collar, a pat on the shoulder or a simple hug.
2. Each day, children need one meaningful eye to eye conversation with a parent.
It is especially important for babies to have that eye contact, but children of all ages need us to slow down and look them in the eyes.
3. There are nine minutes during the day that have the greatest impact on a child.
The first three minutes after they wake up, the three minutes after they come home from school, the last three minutes of the day before they go to bed.
We need to make those moments special and help our children feel loved!