Whether you have a newborn, toddler, or older child, the best way to nurture their emotional intelligence is by making eye contact. I know, it sounds too simple. But I challenge you, tomorrow, to count the number of times you make eye contact with your child. I promise, it’s a lot less than you think. Eye contact reminds us all that we’re human. And by making eye contact consistently with a child, we not only nurture and strengthen our connection with them, we also start to bring their awareness to the power of making contact with another person. As...
In a world of instant gratification, I really wanted to teach the triplets to be mindful, focused on the present moment, and to really think twice before acting.
It may seem like a daring feat for a mom of triplets, but there are 3 tools I use everyday to reinforce teaching mindfulness.
1. Model the behavior I want to see
2. Ask questions
3. Start a daily gratitude practice
Fast forward about 5 years to this week.
This week my father had a triple bypass. It’s been a rough week. But during his surgery my mom and I found ourselves in the waiting room with Ivy.
The second we walked in, she looked up, flashed a huge smile, and asked “where are the triplets???”