As your family grows, it’s harder to
spend one-on-one time with each of your children. As a homeschooling
mom, I do spend a lot of time with my children, but I don’t get to spend
much time with them on an individual basis. Spending one-on-one time
your children helps you connect with them on a deeper level. Finding
time to spend one-on-one time with your children can be challenging, but
here are a few ways to make the time for each of your children that
Spending one-on-one time with your child can be being with her alone for 30 minutes to spending a whole afternoon or day with her. When you only have a little time to spend with each child, here are some ways to squeeze that time in.
Spend one-on-one time with one child one night each week. Spend this time cuddling, talking, reading or watching a short movie with some popcorn.
Extend their bedtime. On the child’s night, allow them to stay up an extra 30 minutes past their bedtime. If this would be too late for your children, ask the child to go to bed a little earlier. If you frame it in a positive manner, like you want to spend that extra time for some extra time together, your child will willing to oblige.
Plan a fun meal together. On that child’s night, ask her to help you plan a meal that she enjoys. Try to ask your children beforehand so you can shop for the ingredients so you’ll have everything you need on hand.
On days that you have more time, try these date ideas with your kids:
Play a game
Make a craft
Go for some ice cream
Go on a picnic
Take a walk
Go for a bike ride