I started using the rule of 20-minutes in parenting. Children are very energetic and curious, but their interest may be lost within the next 20 minutes. After the breakfast, I started giving my kids three or four options what they want to do. That way, it is not you, as a parent, telling them what to do, but it is them, who decide what to do. I want them to learn how to make decision, and at the same time to stay focused and learn more from any activity.
If there is a need, I provide instructions for an activity or teach my kids. By engaging your kids with as many activities as possible, you help yourself and your kids to find their passion. You can use your resources for developing those particular skills of your children.
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