Parents, you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.

Or just as likely, we’ve got questions and you’ve got answers.

Challenge: Parenting Resolutions

Spend the one-on-one time with your kids

14
Vote up!
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email this article

6eaea5a04b137dd6cc6c47483e77edabc642678b.jpg

Having three sons, one-on-one time has always been important to me. Sometimes it gets overlooked by the chaos of day-to-day life and responsibilities.

One of our 11-year-old twins, Braylon, eats, sleeps and breathes sports. So he’s been to some pretty cool sporting events with dad. Landon is 7 but still the baby, so he’s gotten some pretty cool trips too.

Braxton, also 11, isn’t into sports, but he loves art, history and anything educational and was due for a mom/son trip. I wanted to make sure it was memorable. I looked at him a few weeks ago and said, “Pick any place in the country you want to visit, and we’ll go there.” His face lit up but I don’t think he thought I was serious.

After some careful consideration and research (this is who he is as a person) he jokingly said, “Well, the San Diego Zoo is the best zoo in the country.” And smirked. I booked the tickets that day. Florida --> California.

So. We were off to make some core memories for a few days. Just the two of us. We had exploring to do and that's exactly what we did. I don’t know which one of us was more excited. These vacation days were spent the best way possible.

Spend one-on-one time with your kids. It lets you know them on a deeper, more personal level and create memories that will last a lifetime. It doesn't have to be a cross-country trip. Go to a restaurant. Go on a picnic. Go to an amusement park. Just spend time with them as humans.

They'll never forget it.
And you'll never regret it.

Love & Hugs,
Nicki, Momming All the Boys

This post comes from the TODAY Parenting Team community, where all members are welcome to post and discuss parenting solutions. Learn more and join us! Because we're all in this together.