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January 12, 2016 by admin
September 12, 2013 by admin
“I appeal to parents: never, never say ‘Hurry up!’ to a child. “ Vladimir Nabokov in Speak, Memory
We walk or bike regularly around our neighborhood, and our kids each have their own little favorite moments.
Plum likes to pause to admire a cool mailbox, or a new type of flower. Bluey likes to stop to inspect a bug, collect a rock, or to walk along a short, cinder block wall. And although we are sometimes on a tight schedule, or we have pressing matters to attend to, we try to make time for these explorations whenever possible.
Before you rush your kiddo along, consider the grand scheme. Is the thirty or sixty seconds spent inspecting a bicycle rack, or following a crack in the sidewalk, really going to ruin your master plan? Chances are, it will not have any negative effect.
These moments of exploration result in a deeper connection to the world and to each other. We’re not perfect at pausing, but we’ve been trying to lead a less hurried life. We want to take more time to marvel at the beauty of the world, or watch our proud, young children as they show off their madskillz.
Let your kids have their little moments. They’ll appreciate you for it. They’ll remember it. And you might end up feeling better yourself.