The ultimate goal when it comes to raising my children is to teach them what it means to be all in. A relationship with your kids is something that will span decades but takes just a few years to drift away from.
Our children need us to teach them how to be intentional with their time. They need us to show them how to be present and really nurture a relationship with another person.
What better way to do that than through intentional family time.
Meaningful relationships start at home. Families do not become strong without effort.
So how do we go about creating really intentional time with our kids?
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In This Episode:
- Samantha and I as moms struggle with the constant need to be elsewhere despite our kids needing our attention.
- Being present with your family means being present in your mind. Learning how to shut off and be there takes lots of discipline.
- Multitasking or multi-focusing will never work when it comes to being intentional with your family.
- The Intentional Bookshelf: Parent with Literature and Build Your Unique Child’s Perfect Little Library by Samantha Munoz
- The Intentional Bookclub
- The Intentional Bookshelf: Parent with Literature and Build Your Unique Child’s Perfect Little Library
- Essentialism by Greg McKeown
- No matter where you are on your journey you can become a more intentional parent with a lot of practice and realizing that it doesn’t happen overnight.
- It’s helpful to have something to do during your family time whether it’s reading or playing. For Sam, reading books is something she can always rely on.
- Set goals for your family time to achieve something so you aren’t distracted.
- Be purposeful with your family time otherwise, it can quickly become meaningless.
- The moments you and your kids will remember when you are older should make you smile.
- Put your phone down and see your children and take the time to get to know them right now.
- Get on the same team with your spouse to make your family time intentional and distraction free.
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