Double Dip Activities

How to find a little quality time for your kids and for you.

Double Dip Activities

For many parents, finding time with the kids can be a tall order. Yet, if there is one thing parents, and kids, want more than anything is to be together. So how do you manage to juggle work, chores, time with your kids and time for yourself?  By doing what Harley Rotbart, author of No Regrets Parenting calls “double-dip” activities, where you blend activities that both parents and kids can enjoy, like cycling. “There are now devices to put on bicycles to take even the youngest kids with you wherever you’re biking and that is now a double dip activity where both the kids and parents enjoy it. Reading, there’s no reason that you and your child always have to read the same children’s book. A reading hour in your house or reading ten minutes in your house can be a quiet time for you to sit with a cup of coffee while the kids are reading their books and you’re reading your book. Simple things like a walk in the park, relaxing and sanity saving for both you and your kids. Everybody’s enjoying it, you’re doing it together, but you would have enjoyed it even if you were doing it alone.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Harley Rotbart, author of No Regrets Parenting.
Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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