During the holiday season we all search to find the perfect gift for the ones we love, especially when it comes to children. And while video games, toys and tablets may be on the list that kids are asking for this year, what about giving them a gift that will never be tossed aside or outdated – a few minutes of quality time? During the month of December, it’s the one thing that most people don’t seem to have enough of. The truth is, you don’t have to carve out a special day or event in order to build your relationship with your child. Include them in your preparations for the holiday. Have them help you decorate, even if they don’t do it perfectly, or prepare a meal or dessert together. These moments are the perfect opportunity to share stories of your childhood and family traditions. Perhaps you can share a special family recipe or tradition with them. Take a few minutes to watch some old home movies or share a bowl of popcorn as you watch a favorite holiday movie together. It’s in these little everyday moments where genuine connection and communication begins, and there’s no gift more precious and valuable in the world.
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