Family Activities

“3 X 3 Just Breathe” Challenge

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Take the “3 X 3 Just Breathe” Challenge– 3 deep breaths, 3 times a day. Once when you wake up, once at midday, and once just before going to sleep. There are lots circumstances and situations that cause stress, particularly for parents. Starting the day off with deep breaths can head your day in the…

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Embracing the Holiday Spirit All Year Long

Even a hug can help
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Consider asking your children, “What is a small thing you could do to help someone else?”  You can brainstorm together or let them sit with the question for a while and see what they come up with.  If they need some ideas, you could bring to their attention to the fact that some people in…

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  • Family Activities Overview

    The Family Activities feature weaves a living in the present moment message into an idea for some fun activities. These are ideas that encourage you to use some of your five senses to help you all embrace the simple things in your home and the outdoors.

    I appreciate how emotionally and physically exhausting coming up with activities for children can be. These activities more often follow some general guidelines rather than “paste here, color here” directions. They embrace asking children questions and having them discover answers for themselves.

    And, when you don’t have the energy to do anything we’ve discussed, remember that reading a book with your child is a simple and rewarding activity in itself. That’s the only thing I feel I can consistently do right now as my tank is often hovering on empty. Hop over to the Children’s Book Recommendations for some title ideas.