So yesterday I posted this on Facebook:
“I had a lightbulb moment last night. I am one of those stressed out Moms that doesn’t fully listen to what the kids say all the time and I was reminded that my 11 year old needs me more than ever. I really want to change, I just don’t know how to stop my stress addiction. Do you have any advice for me?”
I received a lot of comments with articles and things that helped them with the same issues I was having. I love when my friends give such good and positive comments! I really liked an article from Hands Free Mama called How to Miss a Childhood. She gives tips and advice about how to make your kids feel more wanted and loved by you as their mother. I enjoyed reading the article and I suggest every Mom read it, especially Moms that are media savvy. There are so many distractions out there, maybe we don’t have to get rid of all of them, but we would be better off if we let go of being “connected” to our devices at certain times of the day, such as in the morning when the kids wake up, when they get home from school, and at dinner and bed time. We could use that time to have a dialog with our kids and really listen to what they have to say to us. What do you think?
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