How parents can maximize quality time with their children during a two-hour window every day--with easy tips covering dinner to bedtime
At a time when people feel pulled in many directions and bombarded by a constant flow of information PRIME-TIME PARENTING provides a realistic framework for parents to be truly present for their children during their formative years. There is a lot to accomplish in the evening hours after work and school, and it is easy to get sidetracked. By focusing on parenting exclusively between the hours of around 6-8pm, author Heather Miller explains, we can meet our children's emotional, nutritional, social and educational needs. After 8pm, parents can turn their attention to themselves and to each other. The result is stronger, happier families, a less stressful home life, and healthy, secure children who do their very best at school. Not a bad outcome for just two hours a day!
By focusing on a two-hour window every evening, you can meet your child's needs while also meeting your own. Readers learn how to:
Bond with their children over a nutritious dinner
Help their children with their homework
Read with their children before bed
Get their children to bed at a reasonable hour (that's a lot earlier than you expect it to be)
Enjoy some "me" time after kids are in bed.
PRIME-TIME PARENTING is a much needed and detailed guide for contemporary parents rearing children in a new and challenging digital society. Heather Miller provides a wealth of concrete practical suggestions for helping parents deal with the many obstacles screen technology poses for healthy parenting.
- David Elkind, author of THE HURRIED CHILD and THE POWER OF PLAY
In a fast-paced, information-rich world, parents need to work harder than ever to provide a nurturing, predictable and upbeat home life. Heather Miller's PRIME-TIME PARENTING helps parents define the best uses of technology for their growing children. This makes it an indispensable guide for the busy, modern parent. - Dr. Mariko Gakiya, SHINE Advisory Board Member, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
No longer can parents complain that there are no owner's manuals for raising children. In PRIME-TIME PARENTING, Heather Miller presents an exemplary step-by-step guide to help parents make productive use of every minute during a critical and often stressful time in a family's day--six to eight p.m. weekdays. Based on best practices and organized around family routines and meaningful rituals, this engaging book provides a valuable resource for any parents interested in strengthening their family's health, happiness, and well-being. - Ron Slaby, PhD, Senior Scientist, Center on Media