From Our Educators
Debra Hasbrook, M.Ed.
Sometimes we just need to keep our children busy for a few minutes so we can get something done. It never fails that as soon as you need to make a phone call, complete a project or answer the door they demand your attention. Preparation is everything.
Many people work at home, or are continuing their education, and small children (sometimes older children) may be in the house. If you are sitting still they will know where to find you, and probably will. They love you and want to be involved in what you are doing. It will not matter if their main care giver is home, they will inevitably want your attention. Most likely they will want to use whatever technology you are using, write with whatever you are writing with, drink or eat whatever you are eating or drinking. They may insist on talking to whomever you are talking to, which makes a Skype meeting or a conversation very interesting. If you simply shut your door, the small child may have a break down by screaming, crying or banging on the door. Or, doing whatever they shouldn't to get your attention. Sigh, what can you do?
Other ideas for things you can save for those times of need are: