Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How Are You Spending Your Time?

In today’s busy world, it’s hard enough to find time for the tasks that we have to do. And if we hardly have enough time for the things that must be done, how much less time do we have for the things we’d like to do? In the middle of all the hustle and bustle, are you sure that you are spending your time on things that truly matter?

Time with Your Children
Spending time with your children is one of the most important things you can do. According to the Office of National Drug Control Strategy, strong ties formed between children and their families make them least likely to develop drug problems.

Spend Quality Time
Assure your children that they can count on your time with them. Try to set aside particular times when you can give your full attention to them, with no distractions. Younger children need more time, but older children need regular time with you as well.

Three Kinds of Time
According to, here are the three kinds of time that you can spend with your kids:

One-on-one time: Just you and your child talking, shopping, cooking, going to the playground or the park, watching TV, reading aloud, or playing a game
Family time: The whole family eating a meal, cleaning the house or car, hiking, making plans, reading aloud, cooking, going to a movie, or playing a game
Community time: Family, or you and your child, attending neighborhood or sports events

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