Time for Family

Physician, CEO, teacher, homemaker no matter your occupation, most people feel the time crunch. Life s pressures can rob you of simple joys: sleeping late, playing outside with the kids, eating dinner together and taking long walks. Everyone would benefit from a break from cell phones, televisions and fax machines. Balance can be achieved. Instead of wishing for more hours in your day, maybe it s time to re-evaluate priorities, let go of what doesn t matter and learn to make the most of the truly important things that remain.

Background Information

Making Good Decisions
What to do about avoidance one of the biggest time wasters around.

Evaporating Family Time
It's easy to get caught up in the business of life. It's not as easy to make it up to your kids.

Questions and Answers

I have very little time to spend with my children these days, but I make sure the hours we do get to spend together are meaningful. Do you agree that the quality of time you are with your kids is more important than the quantity?

Our son has been spending all of his time with friends and leaves no time for family activities. What should we do?

There aren't enough hours in the day to do all that needs to be done and spend quality time with our kids. But I'm afraid that someday I'll regret my day-to-day decisions to focus on a clean house. How can I change?


About Time
It's never too soon to start making memories with your children. For one dad, it's too late.

Missing Dad
Though in 5- and 6-year-old language I would have never called him a "workaholic," I suppose my dad fit the description.

Leaving the Majors for More
Choosing family over career isn't easy; but the rewards are priceless.

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Other Things to Consider

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
If you sweat the small stuff, it's time to learn how to break free from the control freak inside of you.

Fitting Kids Into a Life
We're well-versed in how to make it in the corporate world. What we need is a little advice about making it in the nursery.

Dare To Be Different
Encouraging individuality is the best way to fend off peer pressure.

Beyond Books and Diplomas
Do you want your kids to be leaders? The formula for getting there might surprise you.

Transitions: Changing Jobs, Moving

Relationships: Communication Gaps

Parenting Teens: Communication Problems