When I read this article it really hit home. I am guilty of not spending enough quality time with my daughter when she is home from boarding school. She has actually called me out on it a few times. I'm not going to lie, as a business owner I find it difficult to sit down my smart phone and give her my full attention. But I am doing my best to change that especially after reading this article. If I'm honest I know I have a lot more time than I claim so going forward I will put the phone away, because at the end of the day, I won't get those wonderful conversations back with my daughter once the opportunity is gone. I cringe at the thought of the day coming when she is just that bit further in to teen-dom and she doesn't want to talk to me. Please have a read of this article and take part in spending more time with your kids. You'll be happier for it.
Here it is:
More than a quarter of UK parents are too busy to spend any time with their children during an average day, according to a new survey.
The poll, by leading charity the British Heart Foundation (BHF), found that 27% of parents said they had no time to spend with their kids on an average day.
A similar proportion also said they left the house without seeing their children at least once a week.
Around three out of five parents said they spent less time with their families than their own parents did when they were young. And nearly half (48%) of those surveyed felt guilty for not spending enough time with their loved ones.
Work and social media eating into family time
Work pressures provided the biggest bar to parents spending more time with their families but a significant proportion (42%) also worried that social media distracted kids from spending quality time with the family even when everyone was at home together.
Around one in eight said that busy schedules simply didn’t match up, leading to a lack of spending time together.
Donna Spriggs Elliott, head of community fundraising at the the BHF, said: "It's clear that our busy modern day lifestyles, and the stresses of the daily grind, are keeping us from spending time with our families."
Charity urges families to spend time together for ‘Wear It, Beat It’ campaign
Family stress and worry can be a contributory factor to heart disease and many families are ripped apart every year by this killer.
The BHF is therefore urging families to spend time together, preferably while wearing something red, in recognition of their Wear It, Beat It day on June 9.
Ms Spriggs Elliott added: “Heart disease devastates the lives of millions of people across the UK, often without warning, so finding a way to break away from our normal routines to spend time together is important and our Wear it, Beat it day is the perfect opportunity."
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