The importance of Quality Time with Children | Salsabilatuzzahra Jaha S.Psi. from BehaviorPALS Center| Kinderkloud

The importance of Quality Time with Children

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"Don't let parents miss children growing up." We often hear this statement in parental chats. This statement implies that giving attention to children is the number one task of parents. Parents are obliged to meet the needs of children to develop. However, many parents still focus only on meeting their material needs, without being accompanied by their presence. This will be bad. Because the presence of a parent figure is very important during children's growth. Therefore, spending the best time with children or we can say "quality time" must be done. Back again to the statement above, don't let you miss the period when your child grows and develops.


What is Quality Time?

Quality time is time devoted or dedicated to the family, both family activities and activities desired by children. To make quality time, of course, it must be accompanied by good communication between children and parents. Quality time becomes less "quality" if the activities are not used to build conversations with children. So it's important, to maximize conversation with no distractions such as television, cellphones, or other things so that parents and children focus on talking and listening to each other.

The Importance of Quality Time

Quality time becomes a crucial thing in the family. But unfortunately, there are still many parents who are not aware of it. Apart from making the family closer, here are some of the benefits you get from quality time with your children:

  • Improving children's well-being

Quality time with children greatly influences children's well-being. This psychological element of well-being represents positive emotions, autonomy, and freedom as well as feelings of happiness. These elements are very important for the growth and development of children. Families who often spend quality time with children make children feel less lonely. Also, they can express their emotions so they will feel supported. This will also reduce the child's bad behavior in the future. Well-being a child is very important and must be fulfilled.

  • Improving the mental health of children and families

One of the important things in the growth of children is mental health. With the increase in the child's well-being will also affect the mental and psychological condition of the child. Quality time will keep children's mental health stable. Quality time can reduce stress on children. During the quality time, children and parents can also communicate about the problems experienced by children. That way, children will get help and solutions from parents. This can reduce stress in children so as to maintain a child's mental health remains stable. Not only will children maintain their mental health, but parents and families will also improve.

  • Improving the ability to regulate emotions in children.

Quality time is an opportunity for parents to teach children about emotions. Parents can teach children what children are feeling. Then, parents will also learn what the child feels. After that, the parents will teach how the child will respond to the emotions being felt in a good way. The ability to regulate emotions is very important for a person during his life.

  • Improve the relationship and bonding between parents and children.

Quality time is a golden opportunity to improve the relationship between children and parents. Having time devoted to the family can be a place to communicate everything. with good communication, it will form the trust of parents and children. This trust is one of the strong foundations of a bond.

  • It is an opportunity for parents to model and explain family rules

Quality time is also an opportunity for parents to teach family rules. Every family certainly has certain beliefs, customs, or rules that are held. In addition, parents can also teach the norms that apply in society.

  • Opportunity for parents to get to know their children more deeply.

There are still many parents who do not know their children completely. They feel they know the most about children even though that is not what children want. Not a few of us meet parents and children who end up at odds because of this misunderstanding. So parents can do quality time with children to communicate more with children. Parents can see and observe what children like and are good at. Parents can also chat about what children like and don't like. When parents know their children more deeply, parents can make the right decisions.

There are so many benefits that we get when we do quality time with children. So from now on start to make quality time with children. Don't let time pass you by until there's no more time to live, Time can't be played, and don't let your child's development just go away. Begin to share your time for your family even if it's just doing simple activities. Quality time with family will make life more meaningful!

By Salsabilatuzzahra Jaha of the BehaviorPALS Center


Source
Susan Bayzk. (2023, January 10). Family Mental Health Toolkit. Retrieved from Every Moment Counts: http://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/s3.everymomentcounts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/30223903/1_Family_MH_Toolkit_4-5-18.pdf

University of Wyoming. (2023, January 11). Wyoming Family to Family. Retrieved from University of Wyoming: http://www.uwyo.edu/wind/_files/docs/f2f/f2f%20family%20quality%20time%2010-13.pdf

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