Quality Time

  When most people think of parenting, they picture changing diapers, messy feeding times, and chasing a screaming child through a crowded grocery store. But parenting goes far beyond the requirements for meeting the basic survival needs of the child, and parents have an influence on how children turn out, including their personality, the way they emotionally develop, and behavior.

  It is important for the overall development of children that their parents be there to support them, and this support inspires confidence and growth in many areas. Ayaah Taleb, 21 year old daughter, states,” My parents helped me survive rough times in my life. They are the base of what I have become. They have modeled me to the person I am today. I do not know what I would’ve done without their influence.” Tarek Fahs, Father of two says, “Despite the struggle we went through caring for our kids, We still know that deep inside they love us and know that we have modeled them to become the best they can be. Even if it takes them a while to realize it.”

   Sometimes, just being physically present is not enough. Parents that may be nearby but that are not emotionally there to raise children that are more stressed and less engaged with their play or activities. Stay home Mother of two, Fatima Fahs states,” I always try to find time to spend with my children. Regardless of all the activities they have or all the clubs they need to attend after school. Or even any of the errands I have to run for the house. I think my kids need me in order to develop correctly. Behavior wise and emotional wise.”

   A study investigating the connection between parent’s investment and children’s competence suggests that “The emotional involvement of parents really does matter and affects the outcome of their child’s emotional feelings. Parents should keep this in mind when considering the quality of the time they spend with their children, because if they do not invest enough of their time and commitment, the child will struggle to learn how to regulate his emotions and interact with others properly.” Psychologist David Dannghli  stated in an article.

  To Conclude, Parents model the future of their kids. Even though, they do not realize it. Sometimes it takes kids a while to mature and understand everything you have taught them and how that advice is very helpful.

Latifa Awada

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