The very first time I mentioned bucket filling to one of my girlfriends, she said to me, “Amy, is this a teaching thing?!”
The short answer is no – although I did first hear the term ‘Bucket Filling’ when I was teaching! It very quickly became something I incorporated into my lessons all the time. (There’s a fabulous book I used to read to my class, check it out in the recommended resources from this episode).
But the truth is, I have a magnetic pull towards anything that helps me (and the families I work with!) become more attuned to the kiddos we love and assists in nurturing their OVERALL development, including their mental and emotional development.
‘Bucket filling’ is VERY applicable to families, once you know what it is and how to use it!
‘Bucket filling’ is about finding out what your kids actually NEED.
So often we can feel like they need us to provide them with more things, more toys, more ‘activities’, more [enter thing here]…
But what they really need is not what you may think.
One of the mantras on repeat in my programs is that it isn’t about DOing…it’s about how we’re BEing that makes a bigger impact.
And that’s precisely what bucket filling is all about.
The good news? Bucket filling is FREE and you don’t have to create a fancy pinterest board to figure out how to do it.
Everything you need is right here!
So what’s this conversation REALLY about?
- The secret sauce to getting your kids to play independently (HINT: this DOES NOT come from a pretty Pinterest Board)
- What kids *really* need
- What (on earth) ‘bucket filling time’ is and why it’s so important
- How important you are to your child
You can quote me on that:
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