“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” – Jesse Jackson
As parents, we experience a seemingly endless urge to give stuff to our kids. There is something inherently thrilling about watching their eyes light up as they tear open their new birthday or Christmas gift.
If you’re like me, you always have one eye open for possible gift ideas, anticipating a sweet and thoughtful present for your child. But it is important to remember that being there for our kids is infinitely more important than getting them things. They need (and subconsciously want) our time and attention.
Excuse the play on words, but we can give to our kids no more meaningful presents than our presence.