Spending quality time with your kids when they are young—well before middle school and before any discussions about the birds and the bees—is one of the best things you can do to prepare for the more mature themes you have to broach with them in the future. The more they trust you, value your opinion, and know you care about them, the more they will truly listen to you later in life. Spending quality time, which really means putting them first (yes, before your emails, texts, and work stress), proves to them how much you care.
These photos are of my daughters and me goofing around on St. Patrick's Day. It made my day. I'd love to hear your favorite ways to spend quality time with your kids.