Many parents swear that they spend quality time with their kids. And for working parents this is usually only a short period of time between work and meals and any other things that occupy their time, which they can squueze into their day.
I dont know if its me or my kids, but quality time doesnt work. For us, or me rather, I think I need QUANTITY time. Lots and lots of it, and from this quantity time, hopefully some of it works out to be of great Quality.
Recently, when I engage my children, especially the teen and soon-to-be teen, I may not get a response from them. You want to spend time with them or do things with them, and they dont respond. They rather do things by themselves. They dont want to talk or discuss things either. The moody teenage years with raging hormones? Most likely.
But when they want to talk, they talk non-stop! And when in the mood, they want to do so many things!!
So how can limited quality time work? Impossible, in my opinion, coz we need to catch them in the right frame of mind and mood. We need quantity time so that when they are in the talk and do mode, we are available to do it with them, and hence getting some quality out of it.