Tips to Spend Time with Children When You are Tired
Spending quality time with your children even when you are tired seems an impossible feat but there are ways to make them feel that you are with them. Find here simple ways to spend quality time with your children.
Modern life can be stressful and sometimes very exhausting as well. Working parents, who are already exhausted by the end of the day, find it extremely hard to spend time with their children. Sometimes, it becomes really hard to cope no matter how much you try to do. Children are in constant need of attention and they do not know or are not capable of understanding your physical and mental state.
Whether you are a working mother or stay-at-home one, parenting can be draining and sometimes when your children need quality and quantity time, you might find that you are exhausted and unable to play with them. Well, here you need to think differently. Do not forget that your child needs your attention and not hopping around with you. So, it is time to get creative. There are plenty of ways in which you can make your child feel that you are with her and playing games as well. Simple Ways to Connect with Your Child When You are Tired Have a quick look at some simple ways to connect with your child when you are tired. Kids Just Want You Remember, they just want your company. They do not need fancy outings or sophisticated projects, they need you around. So, you can even satisfy them by sitting close to them while they are playing. Sit On Their Bed at Night You can spend some time everyday by sitting on their bed at night and let them talk and share whatever they want. You will find that these are the best moments of your life and you do not have to do that every night also. These few moments can go a long way in strengthening your relationship. Play Games – Well, this might sound crazy, but there are some games that can give you treasured occasion in parenting. • Doctor Doctor You can have a doctor’s set for your child and you simply have to lie down on a couch, bed or floor, wherever your child feels comfortable. Explain your child about what a doctor does and designate her to be a doctor and explain that you are in serious condition. Let her check your blood pressure with the false instrument provided in her set and treat you as she finds suitable. You can close your eyes and take rest. After all, you need to get well soon. • Hair Styling You simply need to let loose your hair and provide your child with a soft hair brush, hair ties, makeup materials and wet wipes. This can help you get bonus points also because kids get extremely shocked when they are allowed to touch the makeup materials on their own. So, you simply need to lie down and let your child do your makeup and hair. • Guess the Letter This is a very simple yet exciting game for your child especially when she is in preschool stage. Take a soft paint brush and ask your child to draw any letter on your palm and you will have to guess what she wrote. You can lie down and relax by the time and participate to make your child happy at the same time. • Art and Crafts If you do not mind clearing some mess find some painting items and provide the necessary things to your child so that she paints things she likes to. You can also sit and direct some craft items suitable for her age and let her try making them. • Cleaning Toys You can become the manager of the wash station and ask your child to wash her toys by providing her the material required. Kids love to play with soap and water and so you will have some relax time as well. Now you can loosen up because you have the formula of spending quality time with your kid even when you are tired. How can working parents spend time with their kids? How can parents spend time with kids when they are tired? Which games can parents play when tired? Discuss here.
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