If your child is in a NYC public school then winter recess has started and we know how much the kids are excited about No School, but how about you?
For some of us the school breaks are a welcomed interruption from the routine, but for others it's even more stressful to think about "what to do with the kids all day for an entire week?"
Well, if you attended my workshop last week and learned about the 7 Levels of Mindful & Conscious Parenting or even read my free download, I invite you to ask yourself what "level" does the above question sound like?
As we work through the process & journey of operating from higher levels of mindful and conscious parenting, school breaks are a great time to press pause on "being busy" and embrace unstructured time. I know for some this in itself seems scary! If that's the case, lean in to that feeling and reflect on why that is? For some it might mean meeting our kids on their level and making time to connect & engage with ways they'll appreciate, others the disorder that comes with the kids home all day, perhaps more battles between siblings or for some the loss of "me" time. Regardless the reason, it's a time to tap into that self-awareness. How can you and your children use your school breaks to get comfortable with doing nothing, get out of the "be busy" routine, get creative, use your imaginations, be playful, truly connect and genuinely enjoy your time with one another
Here are 5 ideas to get out of your box and get creative:
Here's what two moms had to say about their recent experience:
“I really enjoyed every piece of my experience. I loved my group and we gave each other such motivation and inspiration. I was pleasantly surprised by how normal I felt as a mom of a special needs son. The whole experience was incredibly valuable.” (Ana: mom of 9 year old)
“What an awesome space to hear from other parents and really support each other with our parenting goals. I feel more confidant with each of the goals I set out. Even my kids are more confidant because of the vibe I’m putting out there.” (Daniella: mom of 7 and 5 year old)