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Family Time Management

3. Boys Need Time with their Dad

Family time management! Do you spend as much time as you want to with your family? Do you spend as much time as you need to with your kids? Many people we speak to do not. In fact this seems to be one of biggest sources of stress today. You want to spend more time with your family, but work demands your time.


Point number three is about boys spending time with their Dad.

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3.  Boys need time with their Dad


Some friends of mine were talking about Family Time Management after listening to parenting expert and well-known author, Stephen Biddulph speak about his book "Raising Boys".


As I have an 6 year old son, I was interested to hear what Stephen had to say.  The key point that I picked up on was that boys from the age of 6 -14 really need 'time' with their dad.


Kids, especially boys, need time with their Dad


The age of 6 - 14 is the most influential period in their lives for bonding with Dad. The type of time boys need can’t be thrown into a once a week or month block or some exotic holiday once a year. Kids need to spend time with their Dads on a regular basis. It’s the only way to build a strong and stable relationship.


For the single mums reading this, don't despair. A positive male role model in a boy’s life like an uncle, brother, grandfather teacher, tennis coach etc. will work as well.  For the single guys, think about the mums or orphans you can help!


Look for an opportunity to spend time with your kids, with your family and friends.  A long weekend, Easter, Christmas, or even an afternoon where to take the day off to pick them up from school and spend time with them. Invest in this time and be truly connected to the moments with them.  Make a commitment to continue investing time in your family.  Do it, because if nothing changes, nothing changes!



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