4 Reasons to Stop Rushing Your Kids
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
From the morning rush to the after school activity rush to the homework and dinnertime rush to the bedtime rush, it seems like a lot of parents, and their kids, spend a lot of time in a rush. And while some people claim to perform better under stress, rushing around can be a dangerous habit for kids.
When you’re in a rush, chances are your adrenaline starts pumping. And while that extra boost might be the very thing that pushes you (and the rest of your family) out the door exactly on time, the crash that follows isn’t good for your mental health (or theirs). It can result in emotional exhaustion, inattention, and even feelings of depression. You might even find that you have a serious headache…
It’s time to take a look at that busy schedule and find a way to slow down.
It’s difficult to enjoy childhood when you’re always in a rush, and kids also experience negative side effects from rushing too much.
4 Reasons to stop rushing your kids:
They miss out on the bigger picture:
When kids are constantly being hurried along the next thing, they miss out on what’s right in front of them. There is a lot to be said for watching a butterfly hop from flower to flower or stopping to wave to a passing fire engine. Kids learn just as much from the world around them as they do from books. They need time to immerse themselves in their surroundings and appreciate what’s there.