Sunday, March 3, 2013

Take time and smell the roses... Wait, that's not roses!

I have to remind myself this every day--slow down!  Children should not be rushed.  For the most part, a child is doing the best he/she can, and if you hurry the child along, he/she will get frustrated, or even worse, give up.
Life shouldn't feel like an episode of "Beat the Clock".  When it does, things are out of whack and it's time to rethink priorities.

Here's a great post that a Montessori-trained infant/toddler teacher/co-worker of mine shared.  It really puts things in perspective for a busy parent.  Think of the next 2 a.m. diaper change as another opportunity to see your baby smile.  Enjoy.

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