How to Schedule In Quality Time With Your Kids

When I found myself unemployed for an extended period of time, huntingtime I had to take my little one out of day care to cut expenses. However, that left me with a dilemma – how do I balance my job search time with quality time for my child? At first I found it very difficult and sometimes frustrating. I felt guilty when I didn’t spend any quality time with my child or when I spent more than half the day with my child knowing I should be looking for work. I knew I had to find a balance. That’s when I decided to create a schedule much like the kids have in school. After weeks of trying various ideas, I came up with the following schedule that worked best for me:

5:00 – 5:30 am Get up and prepare myself for the day.

5:30 – 8:00 am Time for job hunting.

8:00 – 9:00 am Get the little one up and eat breakfast.

9:00 – 11:30 am Time for job hunting.

11:30 – 2:00 pm Lunchtime and time for a walk, weebo outside time, and/or activity (a.k.a. quality time) with my child.

2:00 – 4:00 pm Nap time or quiet time for her. Job hunting time for me.

4:00 – 5:00 pm Make dinner with my child.

5:00 – 6:00 pm Enjoy dinner.

6:00 – 7:00 pm Bath/Shower time.

7:00 – 7:30 pm Settle my daughter in her room – not necessarily to sleep yet, nashvilleworker but getting there.

7:30 – 9:00 pm Time for job hunting.

This schedule works very well for us. I even use it on the weekends now because it’s so easy to forget to spend that quality time with the little ones when you’re busy with chores and errands. And quality time is important in building their trust in us as parents.

This exact schedule might not work out as well for you, but it is easy to adjust. It has all the basic needs included and the time frames and activities can easily be adjusted to meet your needs. If you work full-time, maybe this type of schedule could work for your weekends or be abbreviated for your evenings. The job hunting time could be changed to your time to do chores or run errands. If you work part-time, maybe an abbreviation of this schedule could help to organize the free time in your day. Either way, making sure we spend quality time with our children has many benefits as they grow older. And having a set schedule can help you find a balance between me-time and we-time. For more info please visit here:-


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