Having a smart phone is a smart idea and very convenient making your life way easier, we all know it. It shows your capability to use todays's technology saving a lot of time of your day to book appointments instead of driving in traffic or walking distance to book it in-person , to check emails instead of waiting for mails to be delivered to your door, to greet your fiends without put time aside seeing them, to to basically live virtually, which is cool!
But, how about spending time with family specially children?! How about your connection with them? What happens to play times?
"Children are not dolls, they are Human Beings actually the Special Ones!"
Anyone can have a child and call themselves a "parent". A real parent is someone who puts that child above their own selfish needs and wants.
Here are some quality time tips you can start practicing:
1- Turn off technology when you spend time with your child. Try not to text, answer calls, scroll through social media, or watch television.
2- Every little bit of time makes a positive impact!Laugh and be silly with your child.
3- Have a daily “connect” time with your child. Do this face-to-face.
4- Create a routine for doing so in other ways, such as leaving a note in your child’s lunch bag, posting a note by his toothbrush, or writing an encouraging saying on a shared whiteboard in the house.
5- Create a special ritual for you and your child—something that can be done every day. For example, let your child choose and read one book with you at bedtime.
6- Tell your child you love her every day. And tell her how important she is to you and how she makes you feel.
7- Reinforce positive behaviour. For example, if your child completes his chores without your asking, acknowledge it with words of appreciation—even if you don’t have the chance do so until the next day.
8- Make and eat meals with your children whenever possible. If time is limited, look for simple meals that require very little preparation, or grab a healthy snack such as an apple and sit for a few minutes and chat with your child.
9- Schedule time for doing an activity of your child’s choosing. Be sure to follow through and complete the activity without any distractions.
10- Play with your child, even if it’s during bath time or outside before you drop her off at preschool.
Meaningful Connections are about quality of time, not quantity of time. Keep it simple and connect with your child in ways that make sense for your lifestyle and relationship. Each connection has a lasting impact and provides the support and reassurance that your child needs.