School is is back in session . . . which can be awesome and daunting all at once! How do all those cheerful parents we envy keep the joy and love flowing? Tap into your inner self and think about what you enjoy the most about parenting. Practice these 7 habits for happier parents and you just may catch that joyful spirit to help you create more quality time for yourself and your family!
1. Really Listen to Your Kids
Hearing what your wee ones have to say takes more than simply nodding your head and saying “uh huh” every few seconds. Look them straight in the eye (crouch down if you have to) and really absorb what they are telling you. You can bet it will make you smile when you catch a glimpse into their fascinating little brains, and you’ll make a real connection, instead of just giving them lip service.