One thing we’ve implemented this year is to be really intentional about spending one-on-one time with each of our children. One way we’re seeking to accomplish this is by setting a goal to take each of them individually on a special outing each month. It’s often something really simple, but the laughter, in-depth talks, shared experiences are what matters most.
When you are with your children individually you often see a different side of them than you see when they are with their siblings and/or other children. And it’s also such a fantastic opportunity to communicate to your child individually how much you love, appreciate, and believe in them — words they need to hear over and over again from you as a parent.
If you are looking for ideas as to special outings to plan with your children, Ashley Pichea has recently released an ebook with Daddy-Daughter Date ideas. This ebook is packed with lots of fun ideas for ways for dads (and moms!) to have special outings with their children. Many of the ideas are free or almost-free and most of the ideas would work for either mom or dad to do with either son or daughter.
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