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It’s funny how you can spend all day with your kids and yet feel like you didn’t connect with them at all. This is especially true when you’re busy getting stuff done with multiple people in the house: homeschooling, housework, chauffeuring, ministry, etc. And while you might technically be “together,” you’re missing out on a very important component of healthy parent-child relationships: quality time.
It’s different than just being together; if you’re familiar with The 5 Love Languages, it is defined as “giving someone your undivided attention.”
That’s hard to do!
But as my kids get older, I am becoming more and more convinced just how important it is to have quality time with each of them. Even if quality time isn’t the primary “love language” of you or your child, it gives opportunity for uninterrupted communication and to build memories. When they look back on their childhood, these are the times that kids are going to remember.
Here are practices our family implements to ensure we’re getting that quality time, both one-on-one and all together.
5 Ways To Spend More Quality Time with Your Kids
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