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  Quality Time With Kids Takes Time  

Mark 6:30-32
30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught.
31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."
32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.

Here we see Jesus taking his disciples out for a special Quality time. He knew that his disciples needed that time to get refreshed. He invested on that time to show them how much they are special and important.

Even otherwise we see Jesus spending lots of time with his disciples taking them to wedding at Cana not only for prayer times and preaching sessions. That is the way Jesus raised up his disciples who finally were ready to die for Him.

As parents who are trying to raise our own kids to be future disciples should take some time out and invest on Quality time with our kids. For many of us this is not natural. But you need to develop a sense of discipline and do this. Quality time meets the core emotional need of the child that is Connection and Acceptance.

For busy parents, if you do not set aside time for your kids you are communicating that they are not valued by you and they are not worthy for your time.

Again it is not the quantity but the Quality of time that creates positive unforgettable memories in the minds of the children. Structured and planned time with your kids creates Quality time.

Today's Practical

Commit to regular one to one Time with each child every week for 1 to 2 hours.

Commit to dinner time of 30 minutes together with all kids without any agenda.