Friday, May 2, 2008

Quiet Time

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 2:09 PM
Quiet time is one of my favorite tools. Since one of my children doesn't take a nap at all and one only sporatically, we have quiet time. Not every day, but most days. First of all, mommy needs a break. With three children five and under there's a lot demanded of me constantly through the day. A little time to breath, get things done, rest, think, is necesssary for me to maintain my mental health. And even though the children often protest, I notice a big difference in their attitudes after quiet time. Everyone has a chance to play without having to consider someone else or worry about snatching or inturruptions. They also are learning that they are important people to be with. Time with themselves is valuable. And usually by the end of quiet time everyone's ready to play together nicely, for a while any way. Most of all, though, mommy is a little more rested and accomplished feeling and is able to handle things much better.

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Friday, May 2, 2008

Quiet Time

Quiet time is one of my favorite tools. Since one of my children doesn't take a nap at all and one only sporatically, we have quiet time. Not every day, but most days. First of all, mommy needs a break. With three children five and under there's a lot demanded of me constantly through the day. A little time to breath, get things done, rest, think, is necesssary for me to maintain my mental health. And even though the children often protest, I notice a big difference in their attitudes after quiet time. Everyone has a chance to play without having to consider someone else or worry about snatching or inturruptions. They also are learning that they are important people to be with. Time with themselves is valuable. And usually by the end of quiet time everyone's ready to play together nicely, for a while any way. Most of all, though, mommy is a little more rested and accomplished feeling and is able to handle things much better.

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