Did you listen or at least speak to your children today?
We are now accustomed to nuclear families where each member is busy in his or her own world? Do you think about the importance of communication between family members? Do you spare some time daily to listen to your children or speak to them or does the children feel the necessity of having direct contacts with their parents? Listening and speaking one to one does matter a lot in life. Join this discussion and share your views and experiences.
Some of you might laugh but if you have children especially school going and run a nuclear family in today's hectic fast world, there are many days gone by without having a meaningful chat with your son or daughter.
Working long hours, leaving to work just before or after kids go off to school and returning only around dinner time for a couple of years, I suddenly realized that children have grown up, have their own views and the sad realization that I've not spent quality time with them. Often my presence at home was physical (with work-related issues) rather than as a true father. Now after realizing my folly and being reminded by my wife, I spend at least 15 minutes asking about school, their teachers, what was funny etc.
I am amazed at their excitement and narrate nonstop full of joy and energy about their experiences at school. This brings a wide big smile on their faces.
How many of you have such similar expereinces