Consider the cost/benefit trade-off of spending time with your children

“Some of my decisions to sacrifice work for the children have cost money, but that is not a big deal. I am paid well enough and anyway I’d rather be poorer and a good father.” – Geoff Creelman, consulting manager in computing

  • Spending more time with your children means giving up work time (and potentially also income) or leisure time.
  • Investing time and energy in your family will yield enormous benefits.
  • Isn’t a great relationship with your children vastly more valuable and important than having the latest model Mercedes?

Tips:

Spend time together after school

Take advantage of flexible work arrangements where possible to be with your children after school.

Activities:

Camping with your children can be an adventure

Sometimes things go wrong when camping. Consider these events as stories to be handed down in family folklore, and enjoy this time spent with your kids.