I read this blog post in “Because my life is fascinating….” about the importance of “dating” your children. It’s easy to get so caught up with the every day routine that I often forget to spend quality time with them. Scheduling a “date” is a good way to set aside time to really listen to your kids and get to know them better.
In “Mommy-Daughter Dating” HillJean writes:
“What makes up a great date with anyone is: going somewhere special and listening to each other share your heart.
At home, we don’t listen to our kids that much. Sure, we hear them–the constant stream of questions, whining, and just NOISE sort of gets in the way of what they’re really saying. Kids can say stuff that will blow your mind. But you have to listen to hear it.”