Fall is approaching, being a fall baby I can feel it on many subtle levels.
We witnessed some of the first leaves turning yellow and falling to the ground last week at the park. Sigh!
All will be well!
To get us flowing into the upcoming changes ahead with school and weather, we started some simple little routine tweaks. This method helps fall seem less invading and gives a slow integration into change. With some stomps and protests, the consistency has been adjusted to and the boys are flowing with it.
In our home, a couple of us experience sensory sensitivities and spiritual abilities.
With a new load of routines, expectations and brain activity coming up, certain habits support our healthy balance.
Over the last week, we have begun cutting out extra treats and detoxing from the want for sweets. For our brains, sugars & dairy creates a lot of brain fog that impacts our thinking process, concentration and organization.
Each of us has a unique need within our bodies, brains and spirits. Getting to know them, empowers changes that can support balance, optimal function and confidence in our abilities. It has it’s challenges but lots of brain fog and slugging what CAN work really well….no thanks! When there are behaviours or cognitive struggles your child faces often, diet is one powerful avenue to begin with.
Our AM/PM Routines:
The start of the morning, is set up breakfast/eat, get dressed, brush teeth and make our own beds. We return to the bed each night, having it ready for when we return is calming.
Setting table for dinner and organizing specific places for toys allows them to take ownership over clean ups. Still an ongoing coaching process lol
Our reading has continued throughout the summer. We’ve created more time for books and game playing, when there may have been more electronic time before.
Bedtime routine is very flexible in the summer, as we flow with the sun.
As the summer holiday comes closer to an end, we have more evenings ending earlier or cozying into bed with books earlier than we may have before.
Each of us, find our own rhythm and flow, as we all have different schedules.
When keeping smooth transitions in mind, what kind of things do you see your family tweaking to prepare for the upcoming changes?
How will this help each of you?
I have recently been re-creating our children’s chore list for the fall, which has many choices to keep them engaged and able to choose. BIG one for my five year old!
Inspired by “Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph" real self esteem is built through the experience of being useful. Which transfers into life skills later as our children grow into teens and adults. Self esteem founded on how we look and what we own, doesn’t sustain and create healthy relationships.
Boys specifically in this book, (can be helpful for any child or gender) shares how regular housework creates conversation and connection. Doing dishes together, offers a distraction or focus while we ask about their day or talk about harder topics.
Who enjoyed the sit down, stare in the eyes talks…not me!!!! lol
I still remember when my brother and I were asked to come up for family meetings.
A lot of the time all eyes were on him and he hated it!!!
Above all, we makes choices based on what we know or what we’ve been taught.
Learning new methods, strategies and allowing humility to be the foundation in the family will always bring about gifts and more learning. We all benefit by working as a team!
Soak in all the sun possible and trust the process!
To smooth transitions everyone!
So much Love
Woman, Wife, Mother and Intuitive. Consciously evolving with all of nature and humanity.