We all want to stay close to our kids, but it’s hard to squeeze in quality time when the demands of real life suck us in every day. Working moms (and dads) have to juggle family and career, and even stay-at-home parents have a long to-do list: laundry, cooking, housecleaning.
Sometimes, from sheer exhaustion, it’s tempting to just park the whole family in front of the TV and watch a movie together. But even if you’re sitting right next to your child, that doesn’t count as ‘quality time.’ Kids need one-on-one, interactive activities where you get to know each other, and show how much you care about what they think and feel. Here are some ways you can do that every day. [Read more…]