Your presence is enough!

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Infant and toddler guru, Magda Gerber, coined the term "wants nothing time" referring to our interactions with children as opportunities for quality time. Our intentions of giving children 'wants nothing time' often gets invaded by our own agenda of what play should look like.

This article is a refreshing reminder that your presence is enough. I find this quote from the article especially significant, "When our attention is not dependent on performances, games, or smiles, children receive powerfully affirming messages: I am interesting. I am competent. I am creative. I am a desirable companion. I am enough."

 

Posted on October 14, 2014 .