Create time with your children

“I almost view with contempt this notion of quality time. I think it’s just a baby-boomer cop-out. To have quality time you’ve got to have quantity time, because you never know when your kids want to talk to you. You can’t appoint a time for quality chats. I’ve found in my relationship with my children that sometimes just out of the blue they’ll want to talk, whereas at other times they prefer to wait.” – John Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia.

  • The everyday moments you spend with your child have as much value as the special moments.
  • You never know when your child will decide that now is the moment they want to talk!

Tips:

When fathers praise teenage daughters with parental intelligence

Dr Laurie Hollman gives some tips on giving your daughter meaningful and effective praise.

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Utilize a flexible schedule

Can you work an extra hour, or work through lunch to make time to leave early one day a week? Spend that extra hour with your child.