4 Reasons Not to Constantly Rush Kids

Now that kids are back in school and activities, hands up who’s constantly rushing! Most of us have a never-ending to-do list that keeps us from catching our breath.

But it costs us. It wears us out and erodes our patience. And it costs our kids even more. There’s nothing wrong with rushing once in a while. But constantly rushing our kids can hinder their development and confidence.

4 Reasons Not To Constantly Rush Kids

Increases stress hormones levels in kids bodies

This contributes to crankiness, difficulty falling asleep and immune suppression.

Keeps them from discovering and pursuing their own passions

Discovery is a slow, organic process of experimentation and dabbling. Kids need time to be curious and explore the world as part of their development.

Emotional Build-up Keeps children from attending to their emotions throughout the day

If children haven’t had the time to process their emotions throughout the day, they often end up suppressing them or having a sudden meltdown.

Ungrounds them

Rushing kids forces them out of the groundedness of the present moment, into the breathlessness of scrambling to keep up. This undermines their ability to be fully present.

Not to mention, rushing costs us. It stresses us out, so we enjoy our children less. It makes us less patient, so it’s hard to feel good about our parenting.

This week, notice if there are moments where you can give your child a little more time. Also notice if you’ve overcommitted yourself. Is there one activity which could be dropped?

Remember, you deserve more spaciousness, too. 

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