It is often stated that all children really want from their parents is attention, not things. Any parent who is in between jobs right now, should seize the opportunity to get to know their children better.
(PRWEB) September 28, 2010
Bernice Bright Dickey of BRIGHT Educational Resources offers parents some tips on how to use their time in between jobs as teachable moments that increases their influence in the shaping and molding of their children's character in these tough economic times.
Dickey encourages parents to use their influence from more time spent together as a family to develop the morals and values they want their children to learn about resiliency as a legacy for the next generation.
Some tips on the best use of down time and their benefits:
1) Parents who are spending more time with their children as a result of being layed off are finding that they are really enjoying the time off and just being together as a family.
2) A rediscovered benefit of spending time with older children is that they are more receptive to the advice given them. The shared bonding time builds trust and increases the parents' influence on them over their peers.
3) Spending quality time with children gives them the emotional stability that all is well even before the next job offer comes in to end this precious season of bonding with them.
It is often stated that all children really want from their parents is attention, not things. Any parent who is in between jobs right now, should seize the opportunity to get to know their children better. Create treasured memories with family members while there is time that will be retold over and over again, delighting everyone who will listen. When parents are in between jobs and decide to intentionally spend more time with their offspring instead of sending them off to childcare or leaving them home alone, the children wholeheartedly accept the gift of more time with Mom and Dad because fond memories are being formed that will be remembered for generations to come.
As an Educational Consultant located in Sugar Land, TX, Dickey has presented seminars and parenting workshops at local and national conferences teaching parents that they are their children's first teachers. Her signature presentation is Parent Are Teachers, Too! which she has presented in both Spanish and English.
Bernice Bright Dickey is President of BRIGHT Educational Resources, Inc., an Educational Consulting Firm in Sugar Land, TX. She is also the author of the newly released book, My #1 Is Still My #1! a resource guide for family and friends on how to comfort those who have experienced loss of any kind.