Strong families are built on a foundation of love—and love, as you probably know, doesn’t simply just happen. Love takes work, especially when the details of the day-to-day grind seem to crowd out everything else and leave you short on time and sapped of energy.
When schedules are jammed with activities, it’s easy to lose sight of life’s little pleasures. But if you take the time to notice those pleasures, dwell on them and bring them into focus, you’ll find that you’ve already taken a huge step in the direction of cementing meaningful, lifelong relationships with your children.
Making memories is one way to create a lasting sense of common identity and shared family heritage among the members of your household. If you’re a parent, there are many simple things you can do to build memories and enhance special occasions with your child.
One is giving them the gift of time. There are a number of ways you can do this, such as scheduling one-on-one time with each of your children. Consider these “dates” as important as any other commitment on your calendar. Or if you’re running errands, take one of the kids along and talk about what she finds interesting – anything from a favorite game or book, to a sport or a particularly intriguing subject at school.
Also, make a special occasion out of taking your child to work with you. This can be an important, impactful and extremely effective way of sharing this part of your life with him.
Whatever you do, don’t let time pass without creating memorable moments your children will cherish. You’ll be very glad you did.
Source: Focus on the Family
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