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Mama and Son Dates Inspiration and Connecting with Your Kids
Doing Mama and son or Mama and daughter dates are one of the most important aspects of the relationship, and one many people forgot. Spending time with your kids, even if you have a busy schedule, is not only necessary but mandatory. This way, you get the chance to connect with your kids while having a good time. Today I’m talking about mama and son dates, why it’s important, and what I do with my kids.
Mama and son dates
I have always enjoyed taking my sons out for lunch for a little mini-date because my kids are six years different. I used to do a lot of it with my firstborn when he was little. We used to go into quite a lot of things together, just Mama and son dates. I used to call them Mama and son travel. We used to go to get maybe ice cream, or it’s always a restaurant that they want to go to. Otherwise, it will not be a fun day.
When my second child was born, obviously it became a little harder, because they’re smaller. You want to always bring the two of them together. But as he got a bit older, I started to really want to give each one of my sons their time. We would do mother and son dates.
How much time do I do it?
We used to do it maybe once every two weeks, once a month, and obviously a lot more than I would do together with both of my sons together.
But just this connection of keeping that one-on-one, it really helps you connect with each other. It’s amazing how many families forget to do that one-on-one, and I have to say, it really changes the relationship. It brings you closer together. Not only that, but it also makes them feel a lot more important, which is great.
I also like to take it up a notch. I’ve had quite a few of that mama and son travel times just with my oldest or just with my youngest and, of course, with both of my sons together as well. It’s really an incredible thing.
Stephen Convey Approach
I remember reading a book by Stephen Covey. His most famous book is Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, and he is a father of eight, and he used to do that once a week, taking every different kid out once per week. And they all knew it, and it was something super special.
In that way, he was able to connect with each child. It was every two months. But still, it’s a beautiful thing. Also, the cool thing with kids is that usually, it’s not an expensive thing, right? It could be ice cream, it could be a crepe.
The older they get, yes, they might have a more refined taste, but it still isn’t expensive, and it’s fun. If you can’t afford to take them out, maybe just buy some food and just the two of you could make something together. It’s that one-on-one time that makes all the difference in the world.
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