Parental advice, or life advice

I can’t recall when I read it, but it stuck with me.

A father shared his best piece of parenting advice. Here it is.

At least once a week, spend an hour with each kid you have individually. Make the hour completely about them. Let them lead the activities. The conversations. Everything.

I am hardly an expert on parenting, but a few nights ago, that advice was in my head when Briggs and I had the evening together alone.

“Briggs, what do you want to do?”

Amazingly, he wanted to play catch. So we found our mitts and went to the park. We then followed that up with a Nerf gun fight. The whole time, I let Briggs lead the conversation. We spoke about when I was a kid. Was I any good at football? What was my favorite baseball game that I played?

 

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