Morning Ritual for Connecting to your Children – Lovely!

http://themindfulparent.org/verses/present/verses_with_child_002.htm I thought this was lovely and wanted to share it with you. I think this is especially important for parents with children who go to school. It’s a nice moment of connection before the madness of getting ready to get out of the door begins! I remember it well! It wasn’t so long ago for us!

“My eyes open

To a new day

My beautiful child

Slowly stirring in bed”

“The day can begin in a whirlwind or it can begin from a point of calm. The difference is not dependent on what our morning entails, but rather how we choose to attend to it.  Each morning we awake to a new day and another opportunity to feel joy.  Turn your thoughts to your children just prior to arising from bed.  Breathe deeply before reciting the verse.  And then breathe deeply again after reading it.  There is such joy to be felt in the moment between and during breaths.  Slow this moment down and visualize your child in her bed, awakening as you have just done.  Stretch your body and imagine your child stretching.  If you yawn, imagine your child yawning.  If you rub your eyes, imagine your child rubbing hers.  Let the synchronicity within this moment bring a smile to your face and allow yourself to enjoy this gift life has given you.”

I thought this would be lovely to do if you’re pregnant too. Whatever the age of your unborn baby, you could still imagine your baby doing this.

 

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About homeschoolingpenny

Hi and welcome! My name is Penny and I used to live in Bahrain but In November 2012 moved to Dubai and now we live in Granada, Spain! If you want to contact me my email is pjmontford@hotmail.com. I recommend you start my blog on 'Day 1' but please enjoy whatever you dip into. 23 February 2012 marked the first day of no more school FOREVER for my two kids. Edward, who is nearly 10 had attended a variety of schools since he was very little. Petra, who is now 6, has never gone to school. On this date we decided Edward was never going back to school and Petra never would go to school. We hope to successfully homeschool from this day forward, although we would consider an alternative school as an option- if there was some amazing Sudbury or other really alternative school. Actually, I prefer the term 'home learning' than 'homeschool' because I don't like to think of school coming into our home. In fact, I hope to go further and guide/learn alongside, rather than teach, my kids using the 'unschooling' philosophy to instill a lifelong love of learning in them. We lived in the Middle East and now Spain all of which are very challenging places to home educate. This is an exciting journey that I used to blog about regularly, at first it was on an almost daily basis. Please join me on our travels and I hope we might be able to help each other out along the way. I certainly hope I can be a source of support and comfort and, in time, knowledge to all potential/presently participating homeschoolers/home educators/unschoolers. Good luck to us all! If you want to read about why I started home educating, why I pulled my son out of a 'very good' private school mid-term, how I felt at the very start and how my philosophy has evolved, please start from 'Day 1' of the blog. Please do post comments at the end of any days that you read. Your opinion is valuable and it's great to start up debate amongst other people commenting too, however old the post. Thank you for visiting homeschoolingmiddleeast.
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