Magazine article Work & Family Life

"The Objective Is to Be Together. Tickets to a Show

Magazine article Work & Family Life

"The Objective Is to Be Together. Tickets to a Show

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"The objective is to be together.

Tickets to a show or a ballgame are a wonderful treat. But most children would be just as happy, if not happier, to spend an hour alone with you or read a favorite book together. These are the occasions that build intimacy and a true sense of shared experience."

Cathy Rindner Tempelsman in Child-Wise (Quill William Morrow)

"Anybody who knows the difference between the kind of conversation you have walking in the woods and the kind of conversation you have between segments of a show on Nickelodeon can tell you that quality time exists."

"Quality time is when you and your child are together and somehow in tune. You are enjoying the same thing at the same time, even if it is just being in a room or going for a drive in the car together."

-Louise Lague in The Working Mom's Book of Hints, Tips and Everyday Wisdom (Peterson's)

"Quality time is knowledge of what is in your child's inner world. …

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