|BABY BUDDHA SCULPTURE|
Wisdom, depth, understanding and insight come to children who have learned how to be calm, relaxed, at ease with themselves and able to watch and listen, not just be constantly involved. *
Research says that stimulation is good for baby and that their brain is developing now more than any other time. This does not mean that they need continual stimulation. Too much stimulation can be overwhelming.
Don’t be afraid to give baby some alone time: in their cot with some quiet relaxing sounds or looking at those leaves moving in the trees while you hang out the washing. Maybe they would like to lie on a rug, when you make some calls?
A baby blissfully staring into space does not need to be interrupted. They are listening to sounds, looking at colours and learning the great skill of enjoying one's own company and being centred in that.
Ideally, a parent should leave the room as little as possible.
Babies and young children need the same thing that we do when we feel the need to spend a lazy day around the house to recharge our inner spirit. Your baby is learning so much from their environment, processing so much information as everything is new.
If you have been spending every moment your child is awake stimulating them you need to start slowly giving them 5 minutes "meditation" time a day and increase it slowly over a few weeks.
* "Wisdom, depth, understanding and insight come to children who have learned how to be calm, relaxed, at ease with themselves and able to watch and listen, not just be constantly involved." HOMESTAR Child Development Center
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