When the secret spot has been located, it offers a brilliant opportunity for mindfulness. All this means is encouraging yourself and your children to notice, to slow down. to see, feel, hear and touch what is around them. If they look up, are the trees moving? Can they hear birds? Is the ground soft or hard under their bottom / feet? Small things. But important. Having the chance to connect with your senses is very powerful.
If you feel like you want to, it can be great to have a chat afterwards. Share three things you have noticed. A great opportunity for a moment of connection.
The secret spot can be somewhere to return to whenever it feels right. A sanctuary. It can be a concept rather than a specific place. For example, if your child has had a hard day you might suggest you seek out a secret spot together or build one out of cushions. And they can whisper their secrets or pour out the contents of their day. It can take on any form it needs to.