One of the most important things you can ever do for your kids is to spend time with them. Sure, they like toys and food and going to exciting places but what kids love more than anything else is your undivided attention. Kids are never too old to want to spend time with their parents. They crave your attention, even if they don’t show it and it’s also important to their development and your relationship to spend the time together.
Here are some tips on how to spend more time with your kids:
- Go for a walk – This is so simple, requires no special skills or tools, and you can do it anywhere. You might make it a daily part of your routine and it’s a great time to talk and learn more about your child’s life.
- Make dinner together – Someone has to make dinner, right? You could prepare dinner together and spend that time talking and bonding while also teaching your child a great skill.
- Take your child along to run errands – Letting your children come along when you do things you have to do already like paying bills, picking up groceries, or other errands is a good way to squeeze in more time together. Take this time to talk and to listen.
- Make one on one time – If you have more than one child, it’s also important that you spend alone time with each one individually. You can do this with the tips above but mixing up which child you take, or you can split the children between parents and take turns. There are many ways to do this but one-on-one time is very important.
One of the biggest problems parents face is a lack of time. You may feel like you just have no time to spare when it comes to life but your kids are growing up quickly right before your eyes and if you miss out on this time, you’ll never get it back. So find the time, make the time, and do whatever you need to do to cherish these moments while you still have them.