Quality time is not enough

“Quality time alone does not work. The kids soon discovered when I had the ‘quality time’ look in my eye, when I only had an hour to spend and I was going to come in and ask them about their schoolwork and want to play basketball. Naturally they would disappear. It’s only quantity time that allows for quality moments.” – Tim Costello, minister and CEO of World Vision Australia

  • You can’t force quality time with your children
  • Spending everyday moments together has just as much value as the special moments
  • Often the quality moments happen right in the middle of the most mundane tasks. They are simply the result of being in the right place at the right time.

Tips:

Connect over a meal

Use meal times to do more than just talk about what happened that day.

Resources:

Beliefs and values; cockroaches and moths

Dads are powerful influencers in shaping the beliefs and values of their children, both through what they say and what they do. Listen to this podcast here.