Our Toddlers live in the moment. What’s happening right now is the only thing that matters. What would happen if we took a moment to view our lives from their perspective? Could you stop in the middle of dishes to read a story? Or giggle at cartoons first thing in the morning instead of reading emails? How about play with dinosaurs instead of sorting through the mail? These things seem really small and maybe insignificant, but as our lives become more hectic our little ones start to feel left out or better yet left alone. Taking out time each day to spend with them is just as important as teaching them right from wrong. By doing this you are showing them how special they really are. Make sure that when you time playing with your child you are not giving instructions and don’t just sit on the sidelines. Get involved doing exactly what they are doing! Show them just how important they really are. It only takes a few minutes, but it makes a big difference in their lives.