I have been reading a little book called 77 Irrefutable Truths of Parenting, by Larry Keefauver. His rule #1 is:
Children require taking notice, talking, truth, trust, togetherness, touch, thanksgiving, time, teaching, Trinity.
In the explication of his rule that follows, he makes the following statement:
We confuse taking our children places and involving them in extra-curricula activities with involved parenting. Yes, part of parenting is going with them to their activities. But parenting is about relationship not just running around with children. What does a healthy, wholesome relationship with children look like?
What do you think? What does a healthy, wholesome relationship with children look like?