Magazine article Work & Family Life

When It's Time to Stop and Smell the Roses

Magazine article Work & Family Life

When It's Time to Stop and Smell the Roses

Article excerpt

For working parents looking for ways to save time, it's easy to focus on what you have to do next and rush children from one activity to another. When your mind is occupied with calls to make and errands to run, kids never get your undivided attention. This makes them feel less important than your other interests and you lose the opportunity to fully enjoy them. Here are some suggestions:

Use the phrase "we'll do it later" sparingly. While you can't be at your children's beck and call, you don't want to be constantly putting them off either. You'll miss great moments: sharing a silly joke, seeing the dance they want to show off. When you're always postponing things, neither you nor your child can fully appreciate the joy of the moment.

Stop and smell the roses. …

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