Spending time with kids is important, but often difficult with busy work/life schedules. Quality Family Time from the National Parenting Center offers practical, down-to-earth suggestions for ways to make the time parents spend with children meaningful and enriching. Engaging presentations from experts like Dr. Barton Schmitt, Dr. Thomas Armstrong, and parenting writer Vicki Lansky touch on subjects such as differentiating between quantity of time and quality of time, finding good places to eat with children, ways for grandparents to take a role, and reaching out to kids with storytelling and music. Listening to these experts confidently offer advice in their own words, parents will feel empowered to take steps to truly connect with their little ones.
How can you get your family to spend more quality time together? The National Parenting Center has tips for strengthening those invisible links within the "family unconscious." They recommend ways to foster family togetherness including telling stories to your child, playing games and other activities, and introducing them to music. Grandparents can also be important to family fun, as well as keeping mealtimes enjoyable, whether at home or in a restaurant. And remember, to get respect, you should show respect.