We love all activities with our family and children. It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays and focus on quantity, not quality time. Quality time isn't just an activity with your child. It is one on one, undivided attention. No television - no cell phone - no computer - All of your attention on your child. Being engaged during the activity is what truly carries the deepest meaning with someone who communicates love through quality time.
Some great idea's for this season are; take your to pick out the Christmas tree, snuggle on the sofa and watch Rudolph, make Christmas cookies, or read them your favorite story childhood Christmas story. Set aside time each day, to engage with them. Ask them questions to show that you validate their thoughts and feelings. Ask them about their day: their likes or dislikes, their favorite Christmas memory or wish, etc.
Spending quality time with loved ones, will make your child [or spouse] feel loved, Your children won't be small forever - spend this time wisely to grow ans strengthen your relationship. Take time the time to nurture a happy and healthy child into an amazing adult.
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