As humans, we all experience these soul fevers. We all have periods of ups and downs. And we do our best, with what knowledge and ability we have at the time, to navigate through these moods and feelings as a family.
I love Kim’s reminder of all the tenderness and compassion that we easily pour into our children when they have physical fevers. Kim challenges us to treat soul fevers the same way. When we slow down, suspend the normal routine and stay close, we can allow the fever to run its course and find our way back to a new- simpler- normal.
Rainy days can give us that chance, too. What a great excuse to suspend the normal routine and stay close. Rainy days are perfect days for reconnecting.
There are some great posts in the Simplicity Parenting Archives about Soul Fever in overtired children and kids worrying about school. Check them out!
|By Emma, Age 4|