As I begin my week of working from home while kids are on a for Spring Break "staycation" I keep reminding myself of this thought by Catherine Wallace.
The reality is that 10 years from now it wont matter what client I made wait for a few minutes while I engaged with my kids that extra moment or two. It will make a big difference to the attentive and confident adults I hope I am raising.
It may not always be easy to really listen (to wait for kids to finish a full thought instead of responding to their statements before they are even completed) but it will be worth it.
This week I am going to challenge myself to listen earnestly and truly acknowledge what they are experiencing.
Wish me luck!