Over the past few months we have implemented a good morning song and a good night song. In fact, when my daughter was a baby, every night I would sing her twinkle twinkle little star with reinvented words.
I note that each night my daughter yawns nearly as soon as I put the song on. And in the morning, she purposefully ramps up her energy to bring to our morning song, most mornings dancing.
So why introduce rituals?
1 – When we add meaning to something such as a song, a smell, a touch we anchor it inside our physiology and spirit. As parents, we can anchor these songs as moments of love with our children for them to remember later in life when they may not have had a great day or night.
2 – It assists us in being more conscious with our child in that moment. We get to connect with them with no technology. We get to cuddle with them or sit with them at night time. Smile and or dance with them in the morning. Whatever we do, we are present in that moment with our child.
3 – If you have more than one child, in the morning, this is a great way to bring the family together as one for a few minutes, nothing else matters.
4 – When either of you hear this song it will instantly remind you of the moments you share and release feel good endorphins.
5- It shows our kids that they are important. That we cherish stolen moments with them. That they matter.
6- It marks the beginning of the day, and the end of the day in a fun and special way.
7- Structure and routine provides emotional stability for children.
I would love to hear from you, what song will you use in the morning to start the day, and what will your night time song be?
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