We all have moments when we feel overwhelmed as we move through the day with our kids. Instead of being too hard on ourselves, why not turn to a simple trick to help us keep our cool?
It may sound funny, but why not bring some music into your life? Sure, life isn’t a musical, but songs are a great way to help your child with daily routines and transitions. Children respond to music – it can grab their attention and give them focus. If you sing the same song during diaper changing, bath time, bedtime, or during other routines, your child will learn to associate the song with the actions. This expectation brings calm to your child and, let’s face it, can also help you take a breather.
Not in love with your singing voice? Forget the words to songs? Your child will still love you! Using recorded songs also works, so no pressure to perform. A playlist can also become your family’s soundtrack from naptime to bedtime. This foundation can make transitions smoother and bring more music into your life.