The Importance of Quality Time With Your Kids

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Written By: Felecia Causey
Photography By: Felecia Causey
Models: Quavonica Manuel, Jacob and Jaxon Thomas

The holidays are right around the corner and many of us mothers are preparing to give the kids everything they requested on their Christmas list. We all have heard the saying "money can't buy you true love", but neither can buying materialistic things.

The pursuit to buy your kid(s) everything is only a temporary fulfillment. From clothes, to shoes, and gadgets there will always be something new.

I know as a mother we seem to face the pressure of trying to be the perfect parent.

Unfortunately, I don't have it all together. I am sure many of you fellow moms feel the same way.

Spend more quality time with your kids instead of investing in their toy collections. Invest in a strong bond with them. Building this bond will teach them, holidays are not just about gifts, but the birth of Jesus, love, and family.
If you're a parent that realize that all the money you are/have dished out for your kids, can/have put yourself in a horrible position of trying to figure out how you will cover your bills.

Do you want to give your kids the gifts, and then have to turn around and return them for a refund?  Do you want to deal with long lines and irritated customer service workers? Do you want to break your child's heart?

Instead of showering them with expensive gifts and electronics start teaching them to be grateful. As a person who is not big on material things, it is one of the characteristic I like about myself. It is something as a mother I want the same for my kids.

The best thing you can give your child is the lesson of gratitude.

As parents, we are stuck with the dilemma of being able to gift our kids with the things we weren't able to receive when we were younger.

We have the best intentions, but lets ask ourselves this holiday season, is the ideal approach of showing them that material things will make them live happy lives? The benefit of giving them more of your time is priceless.

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