How Much Time do You Spend Interacting With Your Toddler?

When you think about it, how much of your time at home actually involves you and your little one? You, as Mommy or Daddy are the greatest influence in your child’s life, or are you? When this topic is researched often the actual time a parent spends with their child is shockingly short. A few minutes a day! How can this be?

Life is busy. Life with babies is busier. There is so much custodial work: changing diapers, cleaning up messes, preparing food, time working, and on and on. Take stock of your time. If baby is spending time at daycare your time with him is even less. Socialization is important, but these years of infancy and toddlerhood are your time to build your little human into a person of character and integrity. It is a major time commitment and hugely important to your child’s future life and yours.

Evaluate your schedule. How can you make the best of the time you have with your children? Putting the time in now to organize your lives will have a huge affect on future years. As children mature they incorporate the things they are taught into their habits. They watch you every moment and take on the way you spend time, deal with crisis, treat people, and relax. Are you modeling for them the way you want them to become? Are you living the life you saw your parents live? What do you want to change?

The articles below focus on the amazingly short amount of time we have to impact our children for good. They encourage you to think about this issue and make wise choices. Life with little ones is overwhelming. Don’t beat yourself up, but do consider how to make the best use of the moments you share with your kiddos. You won’t regret it!!!

JUDY

New Parents Spend Less Time Looking After Kids Than They Think

https://time.com/3849027/new-parents-spend-less-time-looking-after-kids-than-they-think/

According to a new study, couples who have recently become parents believe they spend more hours in childcare than they actually do. And couples who intend to divide up childcare equally before their kid is born rarely achieve that balance once the baby arrives.

The Average Amount Of Time Parents Spend With Their Kids A Day Is So Low

https://www.financialsamurai.com/the-average-amount-of-time-parents-spend-with-their-kids-a-day/

Updated: 01/04/2022 by Financial Samuari

Are you a parent who feels guilty for not spending enough time with your kids every day? Perhaps you are chasing money and prestige more than you should. Good news! The average amount of time parents spend with their kids a day is shockingly low!

The average amount of time parents spend with their kids by country and mothers and fathers

Shocking, right?! 

The average amount of time university-educated moms spend with their children is 120 minutes a day in America. The average amount of time university-educated dads spend with their children is just 85 minutes a day.

An age-by-age guide to playing with your kid

If playing with your kid doesn’t come naturally to you, you’re not alone.

There’s a lot on a parent’s to-do list, and playing with your kid doesn’t always make it to the top. But play is important for your kid’s development, and getting down on their level to goof off for a few minutes can actually shave some of the stress off your day. It’s a win-win. We turned to parents and experts to discover the best ways to have fun with your kid, at every age.

How to play with your baby

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