THE TODDLER ROADMAP SERIES Episode 7 – How Many Hours A Day Should a Toddler Be Active?

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How Many Hours A Day Should a Toddler Be Active?

 

 

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Show notes:

In this episode you’ll learn about the importance of ‘Me Time’ – selfcare is not selfish! It’s good for your mental health and wellbeing. So, we’ll be looking at ways to get a break – guilt free! We’ll be looking at getting kids moving and off their technology and teaching responsibility by tidying up their toys using music instead of nagging!

In this episode:

  • Manic Mums and Dazed Dads – The importance of “Me” Time
  • Ditching the ‘Big Gremlin of GUILT!’
  • Stop Nagging  – Start Dancing: Try the ‘Let’s Tidy Up’ song by Alison Wheele
  • Concept and view of TIME as a parent
  • Time is most valuable resource

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Remember, if you want to review what we’ve talked about, check out the full Show Notes at www.ToddlerRoadmap.com/MeTime

There, you can find a full article on the topic, videos that summarise the different elements and links to any tools or resources we’ve pointed out. You can also drop us a comment there and get involved in the conversation.

Again, that’s www.ToddlerRoadmap.com/MeTime

Sue Atkins Interview

 

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Are you stuck in the spin cycle of life………….. exhausted, wrung out and dizzy?

Do you find yourself falling into bed worn out, frustrated and complaining “Where did the time GO?”

Then welcome to the Club! You are not alone as I coach lots of Mums and Dads from toddler to teens crying out for help and desperate to get all the jobs done, have some quality time with the kids, and each other, and have some fun and laughter along the way too!

When you have kids your life changes and so does your whole concept of TIME.

Everything seems to take longer as kids walk slower, talk slower think slower and eat slower than you do, and they don’t seem to worry about rushing or have any sense of time whether they are toddlers or teens.

Maybe, just maybe, there’s a lesson in there somewhere!

It’s a busy, frenetic and hectic world out there and add in a pandemic, plus worries around money and the cost of living, and you have a recipe for anxiety and often having fun,  relaxing and chilling out slip down our list of priorities and get left on the shelf because kids are consuming whatever their age.

So, what can you do about it?

Well, I think it helps if you see time as your friend and your most precious commodity.

Just pause for a moment and think about the words and phrase you sue to describe time.

Do you say you spend time, lose time, save time, value time, kill time, waste time, let time slip away, take time for granted, squander time or can’t find the time?

Or do you say you use time, spend time wisely, value time, organise your time, treasure time, schedule, or plan time, or make time

It’s all about the way you view it and parents with a sense of more balance in their work-home situations find time, make time and plan time with their kids.

The secret is balance and recognising that time is your most valuable resource when you have kids regardless of their ages and we all have 24 hours in day so it’s about where you prioritise your time and how you ring fence it.

There’s a whole special module in my Toddler Roadmap training where I hold your hand through the stresses and strains of looking after toddlers and give you lots and lots of ways to handle the difficult job of asking for help, getting a break and managing stress.

Remember, if you want to review what we’ve talked about, check out the full Show Notes at www.ToddlerRoadmap.com/MeTime

There, you can find a full article on the topic, videos that summarise the different elements and links to any tools or resources we’ve pointed out. You can also drop us a comment there and get involved in the conversation.

Again, that’s www.ToddlerRoadmap.com/MeTime


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Coming up next week we’ll be looking at How to Handle Toddlers with “NO!” as their Default Setting.

Remember, if you want to review what we’ve talked about, check out the full Show Notes at www.ToddlerRoadmap.com/MeTime

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