There’s not much time when you’ve become a parent. Juggling work, kids, family meals, household chores, and more cannot fit in the many hours of a day.
But, as we navigate through the various tunnels of our responsibilities, let us not forget to spend some quality time with our children.
Why Spending Quality Time with Your Kids is So Important
“They grow up so fast!” It is true children grow up faster than we expected. That cute little baby crawling on the floor will soon pick their school bags. And then they grow up to be 15 years old.
Spending quality time will give you memories during the different seasons of their lives. It fosters a healthy relationship between the parents and children. These special moments will build their positive characters and allow you to guide them as they transition toward adulthood.
Children whose parents spend quality time with them are more emotionally and mentally secure. They feel confident with the love and support they get from their family. They are also less likely to fall into bad influences.
Realistic and Better Ways to Help You Spend Quality Yet Fun Time with Your Child and Build Stronger Relationships
There are many things you can do in order to have a better time with your children. However, prioritize activities that fit your child’s personality.
- Read them different books.
- Go out for ice cream.
- Play a board game.
- Ask them how their day was every dinner.
- Watch fun movies together.
- Take funny selfies.
- Bake cookies or other delicious pastries.
- Try learning a new skill with your children, such as crocheting, drawing, painting, or playing a musical instrument.
- Play any game they learn at school or from other kids.
- Go on a camping trip.
- Create a giving project like gathering old clothes at home to donate to a charity.
- Allow your kids to help make breakfast.
- Play with your pets together.
- Start a building project like a backyard house, rocket ship, etc.
- Teach your kid how to play a sport.
- Take a walk in the park.
- Take your kids on an errand run and let them help out.
- Create a bedtime routine.
- Solve a puzzle.
- Go to the movies.
- Do a sleepover in the living room.
- Set a game night and let them choose the game.
- Celebrate small achievements.
It is not about the quantity of time you spend with your kids but the quality of those moments you build. Your kids will appreciate the memories and the character they established in themselves.