Quick thought for the day: schedule an appointment with your kid for this weekend… a playdate for just the two of you.  If you have more than one kid, make multiple appointments, so each one is just for you and one kid at a time.  Children need regular doses of our undivided attention (which means you and I also have to leave the smartphone turned off, too), and one of the best ways to spend that time & attention is through play.

So: go biking together, hike a local trail, play your child’s favorite board game, toss the football, make cookies, or wrestle.  Have fun, get connected, be silly, play, and enjoy that beautiful, precious kid of yours.  It will do you both good!

(Today’s post inspired by my preparations for the upcoming workshop: Your Parenting Toolkit.  There’s still a couple of spots if you’re interested!  Email me before the weekend and I’ll send you a coupon code so you can still register for the earlybird price.)