Here at Men’s Legal Center, we’re big fans of single parents. We understand the challenges of shouldering the daily parental responsibilities alone and the frustrations of having only limited time with your children.
For many, it can be tempting to splurge on video game consoles or amusement park trips in an ill-advised attempt to compensate for misperceived shortcomings as a parent.
The truth of the matter is that your children will appreciate your time far more than your money.
In this entry, the San Diego family law attorneys with Men’s Legal Center will talk more the importance of quality time with your children rather than your money and give you a few tips on quality time fun.
If divorce is on your mind, get in touch with us here at Men’s Legal Center by calling 619-234-3838 or via email.
We’ve earned our reputation for being among the best family law firms in California and will work one-on-one with you to position you for the best possible post-divorce outcome.
The importance of quality time with your child.
There’s no getting around the fact that our society continues to find ways for us to dive into self-absorption. From smartphones to 3D games, the reality is becoming harder and harder to enjoy.
By simply spending one-on-one time with your children, you’re both reaping the benefits, some of which are listed below.
- Your children will enjoy the values of feeling loved and build a sense of self-esteem.
- You can instill traits of good behavior for your children. If they don’t learn good behavior from you, from whom will they learn?
- By not delegating the time you have with your children to the TV or a video game, you’ll have the opportunity to truly get to know your children’s personality, their strengths, as well as their weaknesses.
Things You Can Do With Your Child That Won’t Cost a Cent
Here are a few tips to get you started with quality time with your child without breaking your budget.
- Have a dinner theme night at home.
Good ideas include taco night, pancake night, or pizza night. The fact is that when your children are excited, they’re far more eager to participate in a conversation and share what’s on their mind.
- Let them help you fix things.
Whether it’s a leaky faucet or changing a flat tire, let your child help you. Fixing things up around the house are fantastic opportunities to trach your child how to handle tools and life at the same time.
- Rather than drive somewhere, walk instead.
This gives you the opportunity to slow down the overall pace of the day while opening the door for more unscripted moments.
Life doesn’t end with divorce; it merely changes. To talk about your options, call the San Diego divorce attorneys at Men’s Legal Center.
We love single parents, and want to do all we can to help them – and their children – succeed in life.
If you’re considering divorce, we’d love to speak with you about your options. We’re committed to making sure you have the resources and knowledge they need for the best possible outcome in family court.
To find out how we can help you, call The Men’s Legal Center at 619-234-3838 or send an email.