My kids need my time and attention. As I write this, I am planning to take my daughter out for supper. She is leaving for her second year at the university the beginning of next week. Fortunately for me, the school is not far away so I will see her occasionally during the next months before Christmas and she comes home occasionally on the weekends.
It seems harder at home to have those one on one talks than when we plan an evening out. Being purposeful can be a challenge and it won’t happen if I don’t make it happen. Not only will I have her attention, but I must make sure she has mine!
My boys also need my time both at home and one-on-one out and about at an activity or dining out.