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:

Don’t create a kid cave!

Watch Peter Rowsthorn as he shares a message on behalf of The Fathering Project about the risks associated with setting your children up too well in their bedrooms!

Tips:

Being there for your teenagers

Continue to listen to your teenager and be there for them as you help them grow towards adulthood.