Thoughts on fostering growth through empathy
- a blog for parents -
When we think of the "environment", we often consider physical qualities of a space. Most often the way a space looks (tidy or cluttered; bright or soft; crowded or spacious) and sounds (loud or quiet) come to mind first. But what about the other senses?
What smells are experienced in that space? Are there tastes?
And what about touch? Are the objects that are part of the environment rough or smooth? Hot or cold? Soft or hard?
Information from all our senses can change the way we feel, making us either more comfortable or uncomfortable. The more comfortable we are , the more calm we are, the more likely a bedtime routine will help us fall asleep.
What are the sensory qualities of your child's bedtime routine? What could be changed to make it more calming?