Do you know what fills your cup? What defines your happy place? What about being in a moment that brings you happiness or peace?
As children grow and learn, they discover what fills them up. They measure their experiences on whether or not these needs are fulfilled.
What fills up their cup?
A more extroverted child could need daily conversation to talk about their life. Whereas an introverted child might need a weekly art hang out or spend time outdoors.
Each child is different, so it's important to check-in and ask what they need.
Actively spending time with them to fill up their cups is a great way to foster a connection with your child. It allows them to form emotional resilience because they have a safe space to be and share who they are.
They become happier and their nervous system can relax - meaning less stress and more balanced hormones!