It is important to find time to do with your kid(s), it is more important to be with your kid(s). Every child wants to be seen and heard; Look at me, Daddy look at me and the father take a moment to see what is going on and then the father fills the empty space with “That’s nice” and in that moment neither the father or child is fully engaged in the moment.
Back up this senerio to the moment of Daddy look at me and the father takes a moment to connect with eye(s) contact and to be fully present the father sees his child’s glistening joy, sees their actions and sees how proud they are of themself. Being filled with their father’s undivided attention the child comes alive brighter then before. The father smiles and says “I see you are really good at that and I am proud of you and what you do”.
In the first scenario the father is offering a comment without much connection. The second scenario the father is being fully present and in being present the father is offering a terrific gift to the child and himself.
My challenge to you is to be fully present with your Kid(s), by being so you will give them and yourself a big gift.