“The present defines the future” is a famous saying that we are all familiar with. This quote can be linked to different activities, but it all comes down to one meaning, what you do now will determine what becomes of the future. It is true that as parents, we have to make ends meet for the family, the kids, and partner inclusive. So we are almost always busy with work, and even when we are less busy, relaxing will be the next thing that comes to mind. But I have just one question, how would you feel if you realize the children you are working so hard for does not have any fun memory of you together? I feel dreaded to answer this.
The problem with time is that it goes very fast, so before you realize it, you might have missed the childhood of your children. Therefore, the ability to balance financial provision and being available to your kids is a skill that should be learned and here are some tips on how to master them;
On your free time, relax with your kids: It is normal to want to relax after the days’ work or during your off-days while relaxing, your kids can be fit into this schedule. Doing what you love with your kids or what your kid’s love can be a way to create memories that won’t be forgotten in haste.
Going on a family trip: Going on a family trip should make up for the lost time that is spent at work. With a family trip, a lot of bonding can be done. Knowing things they enjoy doing, enjoying beautiful views together, taking pictures together, and lots more that comes with a trip — basically enjoying the moments together.
Dinner time can be bonding time: You might not always make it in time for dinner with your family, but when you do, it can be an excellent time for bonding. Engage them in activities on how their day was, things they did and maybe share a little of your fun experience with them. And even if you do not make it for dinner in time, if they are still up, you can read them bedtime stories.