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Creating / Supporting Self Esteem

Aurelia Williams has an interesting post entitled Strategies to Help Boost Your Childs Self Esteem with several points to help parents. One of them I find a challenge:

Spend time with your child: Remember quality is more important than quantity. Even if you spend just 30 minutes with your child one on one — playing games, taking walks, having long bedtime chats, or just snuggling in front of the TV, spending time with your child shows them that you value their company.

The challenge I find is how to define and deliver the concept of quality time. I understand the theory and I agree with it – I just don’t know how to do it.

One of my conclusions is that quality time – those moments of conversation where you seem to touch reality, that awareness of your child’s life that seems so revealing, that topic that seems to flow so naturally – they can’t be planned. It doesn’t seem real to book an appointment with your child as quality time. My experience has been that quality time comes out of quantity time – unexpectedly, spontaneously – and it’s great when it happens.

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