Work seems to be even more demanding now than ever.
It seems like when I was younger adults could get home earlier and spend more time with their children. Now parent barely make it home in time to get dinner on the table and spend a few minutes with their children before they are off to bed.
Then weekend rolls around and burnt out parents just want time to recoup, clean and prep for the week to come. And it is only natural.
But in the process, sometimes one extremely important thing is missed-
Spending quality time with your children.
Spending time with your childre does not mean being in the same room with them while you do your thing and they do theirs.
It does not mean that you are simply together doing what you want to do and just tagging them along for the ride.
If you want to spend time with the children
– turn off the tablets
– turn off the tv
– put away the phones
– and listen, talk, play, do things together.
Even if it is only for 10 minutes a day. And if you can’t spend 10 minutes a day, (because the reality is that some people’s schedules are really rough on the family) spend 1 hour on the weekend.
Quantity would be great, but the most important thing is the quality of the time you do spend with your children.