Do feel like you are forever doing stuff for your children?
Parenting can be so overwhelming when we have a never-ending to-do list that we want to do with our children.
But where does this concept come from actually, if I think back to my childhood, we did spend a lot of time playing and exploring the world without adult interference and I still treasure those memories a lot Alhamdullilah. I am very grateful to my parents that they did not try to keep us busy with activities or screens all the time but they allowed us to be just children.
I believe that this doing so much for our children and the overwhelm that comes with it is very much a modern parenting Problem and it mainly stems from the innocent misunderstanding that we need to do a lot for our children in order for them to know all that they need to know and also to keep them happy.
But in reality, children appreciate you hanging out with them just as much or even more than you trying to keep them busy and it takes a bit of time to retrain ourselves in "the Art of Hanging out with nothing on our mind".