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Solving the Problem of No Time for Quality Time

Although he has successfully led a range of entrepreneurial enterprises, New York-based Jonah Engler considers parenting to be his most important full-time job. His focus on hard work and goal-setting have consistently helped him to drive his business career forward, and now Jonah Engler puts that same focus on ensuring that his children have plenty of his time and attention.

Solving the Problem of No Time for Quality Time

Solving the Problem of No Time for Quality Time

For many parents today, over-stretched at work and over-tired at home, finding the time for high-quality family experiences can be a challenge. Experts have offered a number of possible solutions to the problem:

Schedule family time. By planning activities with each child individually, a parent conveys that he or she is committed to the relationship. These parent-child “dates” can be as simple and inexpensive as taking a child out for a special lunch during a school lunch hour.

Take children along on errands, and use transportation time for conversation.

Send loving messages, whether these involve a hand-written note in a lunchbox or backpack, or even a carefully made video.

Maintain an open door, and an open phone line. Let children know that they can talk, call, or text at any time if they have an important concern.

And, while the amount of time spent with children is certainly important, parents can also take comfort in the findings of a new study showing that the quality of the time spent together is even more important than the quantity.

Tips for Professionals Who Want to Spend More Time with Their Kids

Despite leading multi-million-dollar business ventures by his early twenties, New York entrepreneur Jonah Engler has chosen to set his ventures aside to dedicate his focus on his family. Despite his success, Jonah Engler maintains that parenting is his most important job.

Tips for Professionals Who Want to Spend More Time with Their Kids

Tips for Professionals Who Want to Spend More Time with Their Kids

Many successful entrepreneurs and businesspeople struggle with finding time for their family during their busy work schedules. Here are three tips to help the busy professional keep up with their kids:

  1. Hire Help – Your work day is long enough, but add in the extra hours running errands and completing other menial tasks and you are left with even less time with your kids. Instead of hiring a babysitter so you can do those tasks, hire somebody to do those tasks so you can spend the time with your kids. While an assistant or errand runner may cost more than a babysitter, the value comes in the extra time at home with your family.
  2. Enlist Their Help – For smaller chores around the house like cooking and cleaning, enlist the help of your children to turn that boring task into quality family time. While your tasks may take more time and create more of a mess, your children may one day look back fondly on that quality time they spent with you making dinner or tidying up.
  3. Quality Over Quantity – A study recently published in the Journal of Marriage and Family found that the quantity of time spent with children had almost no relationship to how the children turned out later in life. Instead, the study and others like it suggest aiming for quality activities like reading to your child, eating with them, or engaging with them in a one-on-one setting.