Invest Yourself In Your Child – While There Is Still Time to Do So

Do you enjoy being a parent? Do you treasure the time you spend with your child? Do you take advantage of opportunities to share experiences together, creating memories that will last a lifetime?

It is a common refrain, but time really does seem to fly. Before you know it, your young child will be a fully grown adult, perhaps with a family of his or her own. Because the years are short, it is essential that you take advantage of the opportunities now to bond with your child and invest yourself into his or her life.

Unfortunately, many parents let the opportunities slip by. They allow career ambitions, community involvements, and personal interests to rob them of valuable time with their children. While those things are important, they should not be allowed to supplant your relationship with your child.

What steps are you willing to take to protect your relationship with your son or daughter? Can you create boundaries to prevent other things from encroaching on your time together? Are you willing to make sacrifices personally and professionally for the sake of your child? Will the value you place on your child be reflected in how you spend your time, your energy, and your attention?

No one reaches the end of life and wishes more time had been spent at the office. Instead, many people express regret about missed opportunities to spend more time with family and to invest into the lives of their children. Sadly, the realization of what they have missed comes too late for them.

That, however, does not have to happen to you. You still have time to take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves. The years will pass quickly, so do not delay. Start prioritizing your relationship with your child today.

About Greg Hanson

Greg Hanson is a freelance writer and public speaker specializing in matters of practical faith. Greg has spoken to audiences in the U.S. and in Canada, and his writings have been used by speakers and leaders around the world. As the pastor of a local church, Greg helps people deal with a variety of relational, financial, and spiritual problems. As a sports enthusiast (hockey in particular) he is informed about what happens on the ice/field and in the front office. And as a parent of two young children… well, he’s still learning. Greg resides in Prince Edward Island, Canada, with his wife Shera and their children, Nate and Noah.

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