Parents are busy these days, and we keep getting busier. Though we want to connect with our kids, our demanding schedules make it hard to know how to be present with them consistently. Kara Powell, director of Fuller Youth Institute, shares how to have quality time and focus on our kids even in the midst of busy schedules. Because the way we are present for our kids through their life is an important part of who they become.
- This week, look out for the opportunities where your kids are already leaning in and already responsive. Use those moments as a starting point. Talk and ask questions about things they are passionate about or do something with them they enjoy doing. If it doesn’t go well (or even if it goes super well), keep trying!
- Find a close friend you can talk to about their perception of how you’re connecting and being present with your kids and your family. Be open to their feedback.