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I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

Children spell love….T.I.M.E.

on January 10, 2013

This quote by Dr. Anthony P. Witham is so simple yet so profound.

Do we know what our children really want?  We think that our children want toys, electronics or a new bike.  Yet, if you asked a child, they would probably say they wanted to spend time with you.   Children value the time they spend with their parents.  Getting a new toy or video game doesn’t have the same impact as doing something special, like going to the park or grabbing a bite at a favourite restaurant.

Many parents are so busy trying to work, take care of the home and fit in all sorts of various activities that they don’t spend much time with their children who are left to manage their own time.  Often this results in poor relationships between family members and leaves children wondering if they have any value at all.

If you want your children and family to have a close relationship and be happy, spend more time together.    Your children grow up so quickly and they will be gone before you realize how much time has passed by.  Use your time wisely so you will have wonderful memories.Family Playing at the Beach

There are lots of things you can do to build a close relationship with your children:

  • celebrate family events (birthdays, anniversaries)
  • eat meals together and talk about your day
  • go to the park
  • go for ice cream
  • play card games or board games
  • do a hobby together
  • have a bbq
  • go swimming, skating, walking
  • go camping
  • attend church
  • take a vacation
  • go to a movie
  • attend school events

Every day there should be family time set aside for sharing.  Children don’t really care how much money you spend on them unless you have taught them to be greedy.   Instead of filling up your home with worthless stuff, fill your child up with valuable hours of time spent together.   We reap what we sow!  Make a difference in the life of your children!

 

 

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