Empowering Girls – Parenting Presence – A New Earth

While technical difficulties (on my computer) kept me from watching most of the broadcast live last night I did get something out of the 30 minutes I saw.

What parent can’t identify with the difficulty of staying present with their kids?

I struggle with this daily. The truth is, playing Legos with Zack or Barbies with Ainsley isn’t that fun for me. It’s a little boring, so I amuse myself by thinking about something else. I spend time that I’m physically present with them, thinking about what I’m going to write about and what else I need to do.

Of course the fact that I’m distracted is no secret to them. Even the smallest child is aware that you’re not really paying attention to them.

One of my goals everyday is to spend at least a few minutes every day to be present with them and hear what they have to say and do the things they like to do.

It’s really, really a challenge.

Any other parents relate to this lack of focus?

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