Parents are constantly looking for ways to help their children have better lives. They provide them with lessons of all types: athletics, dance, music, art, acting, etc. They take them on trips, and visit interesting places like museums, amusement parks, and zoos. They volunteer to help out in their classrooms, and they spend endless hours arranging play dates. Why do they do this? Because they love their kids and want the very best for them. All of these activities are good. They do enhance the lives of their children. However, there can be so many good things that one of the best is overlooked.
Ever notice that when you hear about people who are highly successful and seemingly totally confident, they often come from rural areas that do not provide all of these activities that urban parents feel are so necessary. Perhaps one of the reasons these kids from the less accessible environments succeed is because they have more alone time and solitude to develop their imagination, practice introspection and achieve confidence. They learn to be alone without being lonely. They learn to be content with very little external stimulation. They can concentrate for longer periods of time. They become problem solvers.
These qualities are developed by having regular time alone. Some of our kids rarely experience this, and when they do they are frustrated and bored. There are many ways to provide this precious time, and these quality characteristics in your children. To see one plan that has worked for many families, click here.