As the mother of two adult children, professional therapeutic foster parent, and the adoptive mom of one little girl, I have parented 16 children! I have learned a thing or two or a thousand about parenting over the last few years.
Am I perfect? No, just ask the kids. I have left my son at school, forgetting it was my turn to pick him up. I have neglected to get my daughter from her church activity, and she sat in the dark, by herself, waiting for me. I missed making a birthday cake for a child’s birthday, and also absentmindedly forgot to sign important forms that had to be turned in that day or the child missed out on something exciting. I was that mother.
I wanted to focus more on my children, but I needed a few good ideas to work within the schedules we had as a family that would draw us closer together. The books on how to add activities to your routine or your kids' routine, just didn't work for us. We were too busy - all of us. I needed quick ideas that would encourage conversation and interaction in the times we actually had together. I needed to show my kids I loved them.
Reconnecting with Your Kids is a summary of some of the ideas that we used to regain that heart connection with the children that seemed to be vanishing over the years. I believe it will do the same for you.