We’ve all been there. The struggle to engage kids for homework time, dinner time, bath time, bed time… why does it seem like such a fight?
FLY’s got some tips that can help bring some play and fun to the most resistant of kid activities. Below is a teaser from our new FLY Freebie, exclusively for newsletter subscribers:
“5 Playful Tips to Get Any Kid to Practice!”
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If you’ve been to a Yoga class, you may have heard the series of poses and breaths referred to as a “practice,” and any performer, musician, athlete or public speaker can confirm- repetition is the key to mastery.
Most of us see ourselves as a master of something- and if you are like many ambitious, loving, creative and interested nurturers, you are opening the door for your children to become masters as well. But how to do this when it is so darn tricky to keep them engaged? These Five FLY Tips are sure to get the most resistant of learners up and at it!
1. EMPOWER THEM WHERE THEY ARE I’m sure you know- but telling a kid to be still when they’re frisky, or hurry up when they’re dawdling, or quiet down when they’re rowdy is a recipe for FRUSTRATION! When we desire another to do the opposite of what they’re needing, the reaction is often rebellion or resentment, which just isn’t who we’re looking to create.
One thing we at FLY understand, is that every kid has a different way of engaging. Our games and exercises appeal to the Fun, Freedom and Focus in any given child. Our ‘FUN’nies are kids who have to Move!- and we jump, dance, throw, kick, and wiggle them to attention. The ‘FREE’lies are those who will open through music, art, story telling, and connection. And, the ‘FOLK’als love to be challenged, quizzed, given riddles and puzzles. Every child has all of these capabilities in them, but the balance in everyone is a bit different.
FLY TIP: Make a list or reflect in a Journal.
* How/ When is your child most lit up?
* What are some of their natural interests and talents?
* What are some actions/ tools you can use to engage them?
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Together, we can help our kids grow to be Fearless, Free Thinking, and totally FLY.