All parents know it: you spend the whole day with the children or at work. After such a long day you are exhausted and all you want is a moment for yourself. But when do you spend real quality time with your child? Time when you don’t have to race from hot to hot, make sure he’s ready for school on time or make sure he does brush his teeth. We’ll explain how you can still spend quality time with your child after your busy day.
Take pyjama walks
Bedtime can be very chaotic with children. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a special moment before you put your child to bed. For example, you can take a pyjama walk. You get your child ready to go to bed (brush his teeth, wash his face, put on his pyjamas etc.) and then put him in a pram, tricycle or just put on his shoes. Take him on a quiet walk through the neighbourhood so he can completely unwind. This way you can spend quality time with your child and he will be ready to go to sleep afterwards.
Dinner is already sacred in many families. It is the time of day when the whole family comes together and discusses the day. But you can make it even more special by adding a theme. For example, you can have taco night or pizza night, whatever you want! Change your kitchen for an evening in an Italian bistro or sushi bar. Cook with your kids and have fun with them. This way you can make cooking a quality time moment!
Fix it together
Fixing things together is a good way to spend some quality time with your child. Do you have a leaky faucet, need to change a tire or paint the fence? Do it together! Not only do you spend time with your child, you also teach him how things are put together and how to repair them safely.
Don’t take the car every time
If you want to take your child away to a friend nearby or play football or hockey, grab the leg cart for a change! This is a good way to bring some peace and quiet into your hectic lives. In addition, you can spend the time you’re walking, talking to your child. You can talk about what you see on the way, where you’re going, what they’re thinking about, etc.
Play their game
If you decide to buy video games for your children, please find out more about this. Learn to play the games so you can get involved in this part of your child’s life. What’s the reason? It’s something they’re probably better at than you are. It’s good for them to see that you’re not the best at everything. This makes you more human in their eyes. Besides, you can laugh together when you’re too slow or make a mistake.
However, it is important that you set a time limit on gaming. Virtual reality should not become their only reality.
Of course, it’s not good to give your child too many snacks. Overweight is a big problem in today’s society. But sometimes it is important that you let your child be a child for a while. Give him an ice cream, popcorn or something else tasty that he doesn’t get on other days. The fact that he only gets this on Sundays makes it a special moment. Watch a movie together, or play a board game.
It’s not about the snacks, but about the good memories you make during such a family night. Later on, they may not remember everything you talked about on such an evening, but when they taste the taste of the ice cream later on, they immediately think back to those beautiful evenings with the family.