Years ago, a friend said to me: “I’m looking forward to some ‘car-time’ with my husband. It’s where all our best conversations happen”. After I was married I realised that she was indeed right. There is something about side-by-side conversations, without the intensity of looking into each other’s eyes. that liberates us to speak freely. It’s equally as useful when dropping a colleague home or driving my children back from school.
As a working parent it is all too easy to say “I’ve just got to finish this email” when our children want to play with us. So I tried a social experiment where I started being more intentional and less accidental with my children. Here’s what I found.
In our tech driven world we need to teach our children resilience by taking them on mini adventures – experiencing it first hand, not just via Google Earth! These ideas are simple, inexpensive and do-able this weekend. I promise your kids will talk about it for years… ours still do!
There’s a lot of negativity around voting and democracy at the moment, but it’s a precious right that I want my children to appreciate and exert. How do you engage your little people in some of life’s big issues?