Balancing Time

In the first chapter of Intentional Parenting, parents are invited to consider doing a time/activity assessment to put a magnifying glass, to the ways you spend time as a family, and to dissect the amount of time you spend doing the activities you do as a family.  The challenge was to see how this aligned (or didn’t align) with your mission or core values.  This basic exercise can have some surprising results.  I love hearing from families who’ve attempted this, and the strategic, creative ways they choose to adjust the rhythm of their family.  One family I know chose to turn an annual spring break trip into a staycation and opportunities for service.  They alternated days and would explore a different part of the city on one day and serve in some capacity on the following day.  Their children were actively involved in developing the structure of that time.  

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