by Phillip Chipping
OK, so you’re thinking about all sorts of possible resolutions for the new year, right?
Well, if you’re like me, the ones that are on the top of your list have to do with losing weight (cause I’m really feeling it after eating so many goodies starting clear back in October) or spending more meaningful time with your children, husband, and other relationships.
If that’s the case, I can’t help much with the losing weight thing because I haven’t figured that one out, yet, but I CAN tell you that one of the most powerful and effective ways to improve your relationships with your young children, and one of the best ways to build strong relationships with those young children that will stand the test of time (and other nefarious teenage trials) is this simple: read with and to them every single day.
Yes, I’ve said it before, and at the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’m going to say it again because this is simply too important to overlook. Whether it’s knowonder books and stories or books and stories from other publishers isn’t nearly as important to me as the fact that you are taking the time to do this one thing.
Is it easy? Sometimes. And sometimes it’s super hard. Sometimes I miss days, too. But please don’t let that get in the way of doing it. Even 50% of the time is better than never!
Here’s a great blog post that made me want to share on this topic today. Hope you enjoy the good information and resources, and I hope you join with me/us in reading to your kids tonight.
Happy New Year!