In this blog post, the importance of cultivating gratitude within our families is discussed as a way to make a positive impact on the world. The author emphasizes the need for a "Family Mindset" that starts with self-love and gratitude, which can then be shared with others. The post suggests various activities and practices to foster gratitude, such as having a gratitude jar where family members can write down what they are grateful for and reading them together on New Year's Day. The post also includes links to resources for interactive read-aloud sessions and scavenger hunts for both younger and older children.
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We've officially been on stay at home order for protection from the Covid-19 virus for 5 weeks. The honeymoon is over!!!!
At first, our family took a little break from structure and scheduling, then tried some structure and scheduling, and now we've run out of ideas and need some novelty.
Over the next 5 days, I will post a theme play day for you and your family to try throughout the week. It will have a set theme and include an affirmation, an invitation to play, snack ideas and an interactive read aloud or yoga sequence for the day. An affirmation will reset the mind and set an intention for the week. An invitation to play will allow a way for the family to bond and find joy in the power of play. Hopefully , your child(ren) will replay the scenario throughout the week and make it more complex each day. The snack and interactive activity also adds creativity and inspiration for playing out the theme. Comment daily to share photos or experiences as we reset our families together!!
What is an affirmation?
Positive affirmations are simple sentences that people use to describe how they want to be, or how they want their circumstances to be, in a way that affirms that it’s already true, or on its way to becoming true. People repeat positive affirmations in order to change the way they feel about themselves, or their perception of their circumstances, so that eventually they arrive to the change that the affirmation is supposed to lead them.
A family that plays together stays together!
This image highlights the importance of play for the brain, stress management, relationships, and overall wellness.
A connection to nature reduces stress and anxiety as it engages all of the senses.
If you like this blog, you may also like this Free Guide: 5 Ways to Reduce Childhood Stress and Anxiety.