Parents must make time for their children

2017-02-15 06:01

PARENTS with children of all ages should relish any time they can spend with them.

With lives as busy as they are, even a few hours can be valuable, and days spent together are golden. Hence the time that families spend together should be enjoyed and not wasted. Any time together should be considered quality time.

Some families have parents who both work. In this situation parents rush to work in the early morning and sometimes don’t return until after dark. A quick stop at a drive-thru for dinner or a frozen pizza are often considered dinner since neither mother nor father have time during the week to cook, let alone clean or run errands.

Other families have a stay-at-home mum and a career dad. In these homes, the mother may spend the day cooking, cleaning, doing laundry and maybe running a few errands.

However, in both cases the time that parents actually get to spend with children is usually limited, especially during the week. Many youngsters participate in extracurricular activities, with their time after school each day divided between these activities, homework and supper.

What time is left for sharing with parents? How can parents relate to their children and keep track of them if they only spend a few minute with them on a daily basis?

Even if it is true that parents only get a few minutes with their children every evening, this time should not be overlooked. In fact, those golden minutes can prove to be precious in the long run.

However, it is up to parents to modify family time activities according to the age and interests of the children.

a.s.e ameen Mountain Rise

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