Parents, Your Presence Matters | 303

Today’s podcast is the third in a series this month about redeeming the season to build or strengthen relationships with your children and prepare yourselves for a wonderful homeschool year ahead. So far, we’ve talked about the opportunities that summertime gives us, noting that it’s time to start saying “yes” to things that will allow us to spend meaningful time doing things that are important to our kiddos. We’ve also talked about doing the unexpected and engaging with your children in ways that may be surprising to them. 

Today, we’re going to be addressing one of the most important components of parenting, and honestly, one that we all agree with on the surface but sometimes we allow things to happen in practice that take us in a completely different direction. It’s a super easy pit to fall into and we’ll look at some very specific ways you can focus on being present with your children both this summer and all year long.

Key Takeaways:

  • Be physically and mentally present. 
  • Limit distractions like smartphones and TV. 
  • Utilize summer to reconnect and ask meaningful questions. 
  • Take on your kids’ interests and foster deeper bonds. 
  • Use projects and activities to spark conversations, especially between dads and sons.

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