This time last week we were having the time of our lives together on a surprise out-of-town trip my husband and I planned for her 16th birthday.
Why did we do that? Because when we looked at the big Clock of Life, it said she will be grown and gone in just a few short years, and it occurred to us that this might be our one and only chance to have some extended, uninterrupted, quality one-on-one time together. Extravagant? Maybe. But to us it was worth every penny and minute. It wasn’t so much about the trip as it was the alone time with our daughter.
Making one-on-one time for our kids feels more crucial than ever in this fast-paced world, and as hard as it is to do, the benefits for both the parents and children are huge. Why is it so important? What are the benefits? How do you actually make it happen? I’ll give you three of my ideas for each of these questions.