I came across this advice fromÂ this dad when I was surfing the net recently. It says “Spend time with your kids before its too late.” Â This is exactly my spouse and my sentiments exactly.
I agree totally with this part of the article which reads….
The best time to spend with your children is in the first 10-12 years of their lives.Â As teenagers, they begin to distance themselves from you, so make the most of it when they are young, when they want to hug, sit on your knee and love every minute of your company.Â (Teenagers, I believe, are less inclined to participate in these fantastic things!).
The author goes on to say that careers can wait. Of course not everyone can afford to take time off work like what he has done because we still need to provide for our families and plan our finances for their education and future.
However, I do think that while the kids are young, parentsÂ (not just dads) should try not to work so long hours, travel less, not go for that company trip etc. Of course there is a price to pay for this but its worth it to get to know the kids and bond with them when they are young. They grow up really fast and before you know it, you will have missed out on these wonderful early years.
I have written down all the ways that my kids dad spend time with the kids so that they can remember it in the future.Â The post:Â “When daddy is left alone with the kids” is on my Parenting Times blog.Â Perhaps, all you other mommy bloggers out there would like to do so too?