New Year’s Resolutions
Have you kept yours?
Now is around the time when all those heart-felt, totally meant-them-when-you-said-them, New Year’s resolutions start falling by the wayside. Hey we’ve all done it. Life gets in the way even if our intentions were sincere when we started off.
But one resolution that we should always be mindful of is the one we make to strengthen our family. But how?
Well, in the video below Julianna offered the viewers of Arizona Midday some tips on how to do that.
First, she says we moms need to be “in the present” with our children. What that means for us is that we turn off the television and we put our cell phones away. And you know what else? We leave our work… at work. The goal is to get into our children’s world. We need to listen to them and to play with them. As moms, Julianna says, we are so talented at”multi-tasking” that we are not even aware we are doing it. And the result? We are not giving our children the quality attention that they need.
Furthermore, Julianna says that in this country we over commit our children. Give them one, maybe two, structured activities. When they are over-committed they don’t have the opportunity to breathe!!! But that doesn’t mean that there should be more television or video games during their down-time. We have to get our kids to use their imaginations more. Encourage them to play outside, or to read, or to participate in the arts. When we use our imaginations more we become more creative. When we become more creative, we in turn, become better problem solvers.
For more great tips, watch the video below!!!