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:

Kids in high school

Talk with your high-schooler about school - not just what they are learning but also their friends, teachers, sport, etc.

Tips:

Say “I love you”

Tell your children you love them.