But inside the classroom there is a different kind of buzz happening-it has an aroma of maturity and the materialization of cognitive growth patterns.
It seems like overnight that children have grown from being babies to toddlers, cute first graders to independent fifth graders, tweens to teens and from middle schoolers to college bound. Their facial structure has changed, they’re taller, more sophisticated, and have integrated all sorts of experiences in a magical way.
One day you look up and they’re out on their own and you ask yourself, “Where did the time go?”
As adults we can get really busy with the going-ons of our days and forget to capture the moments of growth that’s happening right before our eyes with our children. Here is a simple and powerful way to reconnect.
1. Today, take out a piece of paper and think about your child.
2. Write down 3 to 4 descriptions of who they were and who they are in this very moment.
3. Engage in 5- minutes of parental intimacy with your child. Tell your child what’ve noticed about their growth, mentally and physically and ask them how they feel about it.
4. Celebrate yourself and the great things that you have deposited and given to your child. Being a parent is not easy.
5. Continue to love your child with gentleness and fervor. They need it regardless of their age!
6. Don’t forget to capture the moment. Spring chickens are hatching! You are making memories every day.