Adapted from Wayne Parker
The most precious thing a parent can give his or her kids is time. A personal investment in your children is much more important to them than any toy, video game or electronic gadget. Here are some great, and sometimes creative ways to get together with your kids in a positive way.
Younger children especially love stories. And it is a fun way for you to invest time in their lives. Find out how to become a great storyteller and enjoy making believe with your kids.
It is frightening how important the television has become in some families. Sitting together and watching TV is entertaining, and sometimes educational, but it doesn’t foster quality together time and interaction. Turn off the TV and focus on your family.
Our family has had a great experience over the years with setting aside one night each week for the family and only the family.
It’s outside and you get your hands dirty! What can be better than that for a great parent-activity? Explore the world of gardening and find ways to involve your children in this interesting and positive activity.
So many families struggle to find time to interact. Many families have found one key to more time together—planning mealtimes for family involvement and commitment. Find ways to make your family mealtime a together time.
It seems like most of the hours after work are consumed with homework. Find some great resources and tips for being a top flight homework helper. Here’s a few to get you started. BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper @ www.bjpinchbeck.com ;KidsConnect @ www.ala.org/ICONN/kidsconn.html; KidsClick! @ www.kidsclick.org
10. Hit the road