Are you a busy parent who only wants the best for your children?
Do you struggle to find enough time in the day to get what NEEDS to get done, let alone spending quality time with your children?
Sometimes, making goals, specific reachable goals, and making a plan to achieve those goals makes it much easier to succeed. Sometimes, instead of making what I call a “blanket goal” (e.g. from now on, I will spend more quality time with my children), you might be more successful by creating a specific, achievable goal.
Last week, I wrote about creating family memories in a mindful and happy home and this week, I am going give you a starting point for how to achieve this.
Spending quality time with your child doesn’t have to be extravagant, after all, our children will be happy if we simply give them our undivided attention!
Enter the Happy Child 30 Day Challenge
Plan for it.
Make it happen!
Will you join Karen in this challenge? It doesn’t have to be lunch during the week, it can be hot chocolate after school or breakfast on the weekend, but schedule it, plan it and make it happen!
Let us know your quality time plan in the comments below, we’d love to feel inspired by other busy parents!
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If you are a parent, grandparent or caregiver, I can promise you that you won’t be disappointed!
As a grandparent I know that scheduling quality time with the grandkids is essential to your happiness and theirs. Just visited Medievel Times in Toronto yesterday afternoon with 2 of the 6 grandkids, we had a wonderful adventure
Awww…your grandkids are so lucky! I have yet to go there – can’t wait until my son is just a wee bit older!
I love this challenge and will be participating! With 2 girls, a full time job, daycare, extra curricular activities, house work and all the other things that come with owning a home/vehicles, very rarely do I get to spend time with the girls one-on-one! With their school so close to my work (less than 5 mins away), I’m going to sign each of them out on their own for a lunch with Mommy! So not only in the next 30 days will I do that, but I VOW to do it each month thru the school year!
Oh wow, Nancy! How exciting. I can’t wait to hear about your lunch dates with your girls! Be sure to come back and keep me posted 🙂
This sounds like a fun challenge
Set a date for Sunday afternoon, a tea party for my three granddaughter’s and me
A tea party sounds like such fun, Darlene!
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This is such a great challenge! I spend all day, every day with my daughter but I can’t say it’s always completely uninterrupted, quality time. Definitely going to participate!! I’ve been wanting to take her apple picking…
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This is a great challenge! I definitely need some guidance in this area!
I like to bring my kids to the park. They love the fresh air and being able to run around and being pushed on swings. I like to do the simple things with my children but still have a great time they will always remember.
I remember how hard it was to find time for anything when my children were small. There was always tons of washing & ironing, homework to be monitored, the list is never ending. But with 7 it’s no wonder and we did all manage to sit down together for our evening meal – which actually amazes me now 🙂