Many parents worry that they don’t spend enough time with their children, wondering if this will lead to developmental delays.
It is important for parents to spend quality time with children. We can make choices to ensure time spent with our children is high-quality.
Here are some tips to have a good quality time:
Have a daily “connect” time with your child. Do this face-to-face, if possible. But you can create a routine for doing so in other ways, such as leaving a note in your child’s lunch bag, posting a note by his toothbrush, or writing an encouraging saying on a shared whiteboard in the house.
Create a special activities for you and your child, something that can be done every day. For example, let your child choose and read it for him or her.
Tell your child you love her every day. And tell her how important she is to you and how she makes you feel. Show it to her that she is a special to you.
Reinforce positive behavior. For an instance, if your child completes his chores without you asking, acknowledge it with words of appreciation.
Make and eat meals with your children whenever possible. It is one way to know your family better.
Schedule time for doing an activity of your child’s choice. Be sure to follow through and complete the activity without any distractions.
Play with your child, even if it’s during bath time or outside before you drop her off at school.
Every little bit of time makes a positive impact! Laugh and be silly with your child.
In this fast-paced world, we have to make space for our kids, and assure them that we care about them and will always be there to support them. They need our love, kindness, and strength, so that they feel secure and confident with themselves.
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