Ask your kids to pick an educational show or course they would like to learn for the next 3 months. Challenge them to try something new. You can see a list of activities here. Don’t forget to get this free copy
Offline self-care for you and your kids:
Start a journal.You don’t have to wait for the beginning of the year to start something new. Challenge your kids to start writing daily. You can use theHappy Printable Journal which only takes 5 minutes to fill in each day.
Let go of things you don’t need at home. Declutter those toys, clothes, and things that are piling up your home. Ask your kids to choose toys they no longer want and get them to donate it to a local charity.
Pay attention to self-neglect and things or people that don’t respect you. Ask your kids if there is anyone in their life that upset them and what can they do to not let that person affect their mood.
Paint a pumpkin with inspirational sayings and funny faces.
Do something nice to celebrate your body. For example, go for a manicure with your child. Teach your kids how to love their body and the way they look.
Do something that you or your child is afraid to do. Facing fears is never easy but it goes a long way in building self-confidence in children. For example, learn a new skill together such as knitting, coding, or even playing video game with your child like Roblox or Minecraft.
Embrace the concept of warmth in this cold season. Surround yourself with music that makes you and your kids feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Choose a day where you and your kids will be offline. Go do something in nature. Play outside and pretend it’s the 90s.
Wash all the linens and bring out the warm blanket. Get your kids to help you pick the next set of sheets.
Cook together as a family. Get your child to pick a recipe from YouTube and prepare it together
Let go of things that have been bothering you. We all have that thing. For you to be present for your kids you need to learn to let go first.
Ask your kids to pick one bad habit they want to work on ( you can do the same) and then take baby steps to overcome it.
Go to a book store and ask your kids to pick a book they would like to read for the month. Don’t choose the book for them. Kids are more likely to complete reading a book they have picked themselves.
Go for a nature walk and take photos of the season. Do some video editing with your child and print out those photos.
Get your kids to write down their goals before Christmas. Small monthly/weekly goals can be effective and motivating for kids