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Sometimes you just have to be there. You know those moments – you’ve spent all day as a family at the park, at the beach or doing some other activity. Then, a special moment happens. One of your kids drops a deep thought, feeling or fear on you. Your son or daughter, who normally doesn’t share very deeply, just lets you into their lives. It was just a moment, and yet it was more than that.
It might have been:
- An invitation for a conversation
- A chance to ask a non-probing question
- A test to see if you’re trustworthy
But, you could have missed it if you wouldn’t have invested the hours together that allowed this moment to happen. The longer days of summer provide a great chance to reconnect with your kids. Don’t miss it!