8 Tips for Creating Quality Time with Your Kids
You may have read the trending Washington Post article Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity.
“In fact, it appears the sheer amount of time parents spend with their kids between the ages of 3 and 11 has virtually no relationship to how children turn out, and a minimal effect on adolescents, according to the first large-scale longitudinal study of parent time to be published in April in the Journal of Marriage and Family. The finding includes children’s academic achievement, behavior and emotional well-being.”
Well, doesn’t that come as a sigh of relief for all of us busy parents? Buh-bye guilt!
I surveyed Best Mom Products fans and parents to find out how they incorporate quality time into their family. Here are our tips…
1. High’s and Low’s of Each Day
Ask your children on the drive home from school or at night before they go to bed what their highs and lows were of the day. This is quality time and they have to think about certain incidents which leaves it open for conversation and you immediately know if anything bad happened and can address it.
More tips available from 11 mom entrepreneurs in the new book Odd Mom Entrepreneur Out available on Amazon.com.