Sometimes, the busyness of my daily routine makes me lose interest in playing with my children. Often, I would much rather spend my free time snuggling on the couch than initiating an active game with the kids. One father’s post entitled, “A Surprising Side Effect of Playing with Your Kids,” reminded me of what I am missing out by not spending playtime with my children.
More then simply helping my children in their physical, mental, and social development finding the time to play with them will provide me a release for stress, tension and/or other negative pent-up emotions. Furthermore, play provides me with an opportunity to strengthen the bond I have with my kids.
From now on, I will always try to make some time whenever my child asks me to play. I hope you will too!