Is quality time enough when it comes to raising your children?

United States
June 7, 2007 11:19pm CST
Late president Kennedy mentioned in an interview once that he liked to spend at least an hour quality time with his kids daily. Which is pretty impressive by even today's standards, considering his job as president of the United States during the time. And, even though most people will never be a president of any country, most do have full time jobs and obligations, outside the home. But, I am wondering if you would consider an hour to be enough quality time, for you, to spend with your children? Would it be enough in your opinion to be able to maintain your parental bond with your children? Do you wish you had more time with your kids? Would you trade 30 minutes of quality time for eight hours of quantity time? Do you think it would help your children?
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@lillake (1634)
• United States
8 Jun 07
An hour of quality time does not seem like enugh for me. I think our children need a lot more quality time than that, at least while they are young. I'm sure as they get older and have lives of their own an hour maybe more than enough. but young children require a lot more of our time.
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• Philippines
8 Jun 07
it is really important that we spend quality time with our kids from time to time. what the late president said, is true. most parents cannot spend quality time with hteir kids anymore. if only we can always do this, our children will never go astray. actually, if we say that it will be an hour, it only means that the hour will be the start of the time for hte kids. if there is nothing much at hand to deal with, then it can be shorter. if here are some things that has to be resolved, it can go on for hours or even days. the point here is, there is a need for us to afford time for our kids to tell us how they are.
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
8 Jun 07
When parents spend quality time with their children, the children have a bright future and their emotional life will also be healthy. We have to balance our life to spend time with our children as they will soon be going out from the nest and having quality time with them give them a strong footing to become a good citizen of the future.