Time is among the most precious gifts a parent can give to their child. Children who receive quality time are less likely to act out and far more likely to lead a happy and balanced life. Why? Because they know how deeply they are valued. Spending quality time with your children is one of the best investments you can make in your child’s self esteem, future success and well being. It can also protect your child from making bad decisions down the road, especially during the harder teen years.
Fortunately, creating special moments with your children is easier than many busy, stressed out parents might think. The secret lies in making the most of daily opportunities in your home that naturally give you more time to enjoy your family. By creating daily routines, busy parents can turn even the most humdrum activities, such as doing the dishes, laundry or dusting, into moments that allow them to connect with their children.
Many parents feel enormous pressure to make special time with their children, not realizing that often it is our day-to-day tasks that offer the best opportunities to create spontaneous moments that will be remembered for a lifetime. Simply reading a story before bed, or telling your child every night that you feel so blessed to have them in your life, takes only a few minutes and are perfect ways to create quality time with your child.
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