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Just like adults, kids can get a case of the Sunday Scaries... worrying about what Monday will bring. Those worries can feel so big, and you may find that your child is more emotional, on edge or grumpy. 

These are the moments where connection matters. To regulate, calm the nerves, and help them feel confident leaving the weekend, and heading into the new week. Quick moments of connection can be some of the best self-care for them, and for you. 

What will you pick to do with your child today? Fight those Sunday Scaries together!

☆share a snack: sharing food is nurturing for the body and soul. Something crunchy or chewy can be extra regulating for some children
☆dance: throw on your favorite song and dance it out!
☆read: and cuddle!
☆hide and seek: full of anticipation, humor and lots of giggles hide and seek is a fun, quick game. Be extra animated when they find you!
☆roughhousing: roughhousing is an amazing way for children to get out extra energy and pent up feelings
☆special time: set aside 5 to 10 minutes and let your child know they have your undivided attention. Observe, join in, share joy and have fun!
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Just like adults, kids can get a case of the Sunday Scaries... worrying about what Monday will bring. Those worries can feel so big, and you may find that your child is more emotional, on edge or grumpy. These are the moments where connection matters. To regulate, calm the nerves, and help them feel confident leaving the weekend, and heading into the new week. Quick moments of connection can be some of the best self-care for them, and for you. What will you pick to do with your child today? Fight those Sunday Scaries together! ☆share a snack: sharing food is nurturing for the body and soul. Something crunchy or chewy can be extra regulating for some children ☆dance: throw on your favorite song and dance it out! ☆read: and cuddle! ☆hide and seek: full of anticipation, humor and lots of giggles hide and seek is a fun, quick game. Be extra animated when they find you! ☆roughhousing: roughhousing is an amazing way for children to get out extra energy and pent up feelings ☆special time: set aside 5 to 10 minutes and let your child know they have your undivided attention. Observe, join in, share joy and have fun! . . . #yycparents #yyckids #yyc #positiveparenting #momsofinsta #childpsychology #psychologistsrock #morethanmom #positivesolutions #momssupportingmoms #childhoodmentalhealth #playful #playwithpurpose #emotionalregulation #coregulation #behaviormanagement #teacherlife #ieducate #kidsconnect #connectionmatters #respectfulparenting #attachmentparenting #coregulation #selfcaresunday #selfcare #familyselfcare #yyctherapy #yycpsychologist #yyckids
After a long day it can be hard to find the extra energy needed for playing with our kids. And at the end of their own long day, our kids are looking to us for playful connection.

Time for playful connection solutions that are easy to do from the couch! 🛋

☆board games & puzzles: an easy fun way to engage multiple kids at once! ♟🧩

☆stories: end each day by reading a chapter together from a fun book series. 📚

☆flashlight scavenger hunt: turn off the lights, and ready your flashlight. Before you snuggle into the couch hide some items around the room and let your child find them with their flashlight. 🔦

☆pretend play: a rousing game of doctor or dentist where you're the patient who lays on the couch? Yes, please!🧑‍⚕️ 

☆mess free art: put some paint in plastic bags and then have some fun doing some mess free
After a long day it can be hard to find the extra energy needed for playing with our kids. And at the end of their own long day, our kids are looking to us for playful connection. Time for playful connection solutions that are easy to do from the couch! 🛋 ☆board games & puzzles: an easy fun way to engage multiple kids at once! ♟🧩 ☆stories: end each day by reading a chapter together from a fun book series. 📚 ☆flashlight scavenger hunt: turn off the lights, and ready your flashlight. Before you snuggle into the couch hide some items around the room and let your child find them with their flashlight. 🔦 ☆pretend play: a rousing game of doctor or dentist where you're the patient who lays on the couch? Yes, please!🧑‍⚕️ ☆mess free art: put some paint in plastic bags and then have some fun doing some mess free "painting". Crayola model magic is a great mess free foam like modeling clay, sculpt a fun creation!🎨 ☆showtime!: pull out the dress-up clothes, puppets or other props and have your kids put on a production. 🎭 Tell us about your favorite couch connection activity in the comments! . . . #parenting101 #attachmentparenting #positiveparenting #momsofinsta #childpsychology #consciousparenting #parentguide #yycfamily #specialeducation #specialneeds #coregulation #teacherlife #mentalhealth #calgary #childdevelopment #teacherspayteachers #kidsconnect #yyc #parentinglife #momlife #parentingishard #toddlerlife #parenting101 #calgarysmallbusiness #calgarymoms