Not that we are having any particular issues at the moment, all thanks be to God, but I just wanted to remind myself of the three things that Ross Campbell, in How to Really Love your Child, says makes for happy children, as the year picks up veritable speed.
Lots of eye contact - happy eyes, not just the angry eyes.
Lots of physical contact - appropriate, of course.Lots of focussed attention - not one eye on the child and one eye on the slow cooker/computer/book/TO DO list/________(fill in the blank).
The year is certainly picking up pace, but we are just at the end of a lovely and timely long weekend. It has been good to remember these things.