So often I’ve been in the grocery store with my three crazies crawling all over me and had an elderly person tell me, “Treasure those little ones while you can, they grow up so fast.” Could spending 10,000 hours of quality time really make a difference in our relationships?
One of my resolutions this year is to start going on dates with my kids. A date involves time spent one-on-one trying to learn more about a person, talking, asking questions, communicating, building relationships. Going on regular dates with our kids will open lines of communication and build strong relationships that will weather the good and bad times in life.
And if you have any other great ideas or success stories, please share!
Findings on contempt are less clear, though there is at least some preliminary evidence that this emotion and its expression are universally recognized.
A characteristic of contempt is the psychological withdrawal or distance one typically feels regarding the object of one’s contempt.
This psychological distancing is an essential way of expressing one’s nonidentification with the object of one’s contempt and it precludes sympathetic identification with the object of contempt.
It doesn’t matter what you do, what matters is that you talk, laugh, cry, agree, disagree, and always part ways with an “I love you.” Once a month is a good benchmark for special one-on-one dates with your child.
In this recent Facebook convo with some of our fantastic readers, Stacy L.