Take the Time

Life today is busy.  Between work, school, sports, dance, band, and other activities, it is amazing just to find time to eat dinner together at home.  In these times it is easy to become more focused on getting your child from point A to B then on your child.  Though we are so busy, statistics show that as parents, you will spend approximately 3000 unstructured quality time with your child throughout a year.  I know, I know, your sitting there saying “That must be a parent who only has 1 child which is not involved in anything outside of school, and on top of that, they don’t sleep”.  I regret to inform you though, your wrong.  This study was conducted of parents who had multiple children involved in multiple activities outside of school and they were also sleeping at least 8 hours a day.  I promise, I am not lying to you.  As you can assume, this time does not come all at once.  It may be 10 minutes here, 20 minutes there, or 1 minute somewhere.  The question is, how are you as a parent taking advantage of those small moments? Are you taking those moments to reinforce christian morals?  Are you using those moments to tell your children how much you love them just as Christ does?  Or are you just sitting idly by as you let the world speak into them?  

     My challenge to you is to take advantage of every moment you get with your child.  You will be amazed of the impact that can be had by taking the small moments and reinforcing biblical principles in their lives. I encourage you to download the “Parent Cue” app from the apple app store, android or google play store.  This app will give you ideas and things that you can do to take advantage of these moments while reinforcing what was taught to them on a Sunday morning in class.