Father Son Bonding Time

Father Son Bonding Time

Author: Lyndsey Cornelius

Hey, Daddy! Will You Play With Me?" The value of time spent with a child can never be measured by merely counting up the minutes. In today's society, as both parents are frequently working outside the home and television, computers, and video games dominate a large percentage of a family's free time, it is more important than ever for parents to spend intentional quality time with a child.

Whether a mother works out of the home or not, she will tend to spend a significant amount of her day directly interacting with her children. Fathers, even extremely devoted dads, spend significantly less time with their children, and much of that is spent taking care of domestic responsibilities such as home work, baths, cleaning, and so forth. While little girls have the example of their mom to mimic to help them develop into your ladies, the best role model for little boys is typically not quite as available. Because these young boys need all the help they can get in growing into fine young men, it is imperative that fathers devote time to their sons.

Sometimes, this task is easier said than done. Dads are often not natural nurturers and can easily fall into the trap of watching a ball game or a movie on the television and call that quality time. That is not good, quality time that will produce the desired results. Lyn's Toy Shop is here to help you along.

Lyn's carries a variety of toys that would be ideal for bringing father and son together in interactive play. A natural choice is football. For little feet, there are even miniature footballs that are perfect for fun active play between a father and his son. For days that are too cold or wet or when an indoor activity is more appropriate, why not settle down together, and play a board game. Having the side focus on the game will make it easier for conversations to open up, which will encourage your son to feel comfortable expressing his thoughts and feelings as he witnesses his dad doing the same. For a more challenging activity, you might consider embarking on an origami project! Both the zoo animal and the dinosaur origami kits are sure to be an absolute blast as you and your son witness the transformation of a regular piece of paper into a ferocious beast! Or you may feel that since mom is teaching the girls to be the princess of the palace, you ought to get your little guy used to be king of the castle. Lyn's Toy Shop has a foam castle construction kit that can provide hours of play and fun for you and your miniature man.

It will take a little effort, but planning intentional quality time with your son will pay off in the end in ways that you could never believe. If you aren't convinced, then go talk to about a hundred guys or so whose fathers didn't think spending time with their sons was particularly valuable. They are easy to find. Just ask the next police officer that you come across what the address is of the nearest jail! Now, you don't ever want to have to visit your son there, do you? I didn't think so, so ... What are you waiting for? Get playing!

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/fathering-articles/father-son-bonding-time-722268.html

About the Author:
Lyndsey Cornelius is the owner of -
www.lynstoyshop.co.uk and

Forgiveness, Hope, Compassion and Gratitude

Forgiveness, Hope, Compassion and Gratitude
Author: Steve Conn

I find that the best way to live for me is to look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down with compassion and up with gratitude.

Forgive Yesterday is gone and mistakes have been made and today may not look like you thought it would, but it's okay. If someone wronged you or stole your joy in the past, you need to forgive them and move on. You also have to forgive yourself for things you may have said or done or not done that have lead you to where you are. As important as our past is, because it defines who we are at this moment, it doesn't define who we will be tomorrow or next week or next year.

Be Hopeful Tomorrow is a brand new day, we get to start all over again. We can plan better and focus more on the things we truly want to do so that we can achieve our dreams. Each day brings with it, opportunity. Opportunity to be more adventurous, more compassionate, more friendly, more understanding, more helpful and certainly more wealthy.

Show Compassion Those around you that are less fortunate are people too. They have dreams and stories, families and desires for greatness. They are struggling under life's pressures and most likely just need a helping hand, an ear to listen and some guidance and assurance through a tough time. Be sure to treat them with dignity because you may find yourself in a similar place one day only to wonder why people are so mean and hateful.

Be Grateful Our Creator wants the best for us. We were designed for greatness and it hurts Him so much, when we struggle. Especially when we don't look to Him for help. We can't do life alone, without the one who knows us best, the one who loved us first, the one that puts us above all other things and beings that were created. Look at your life everyday and acknowledge God's greatness in your life.

I believe in my heart that this is the only way to live and be joyful. There is no fear of the future when you know where you stand. When you put others first and focus on making the world around you a better place, you will be be blessed 100 times over.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/spirituality-articles/forgiveness-hope-compassion-and-gratitude-718379.html
About the Author:I'm a 44 year old Christian man, married for 23 years to the most beautiful, God honoring women I know. We have been blessed with a 17 year old daughter who is my influence to be great. I believe that if you truly want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat..
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