Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Connecting with Our Children


Oftentimes, we feel like we are connecting with our children.

We serve them meals.

We provide ample activities and opportunities for them.

We drive them everywhere.

We spend many waking hours around them.

We educate them.

We train them, steering them away from evil and towards good.

We do a lot for our children, but are we doing a lot with our children?

Are we near to our children, in proximity, or are we also near to their hearts and minds?

Our children need a lot from us, but they mainly need a vibrant, close relationship!

Activities and things in our childrens’ lives
will never be a good substitute for love.

How is your relationship with your children?

Are you spending good quality time with your children in good quantity?  Both are important to evaluate!

Some may say quality time is sufficient in and of itself, but I disagree.

Duration of time and the frequency of good memories help mold a relationship.  Without those, relationships can grow stale and superficial.

Do something to connect with your children today!

In my next post, I will give some practical ideas for connecting with your children.

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