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Children learn best through family activities

By Loretta Yajima

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 13, 2012

~~<p>Your recent article on involving parents in kids&rsquo; learning reinforces the importance of &ldquo;full-time&rdquo; parenting. Although it is not always feasible for families to have a parent at home when there are young children in the household, it is the quality of time spent together that can really make the difference.</p>
<p>It is so important that we plan activities that involve quality family time. In today&rsquo;s world, children are often &ldquo;scheduled&rdquo; in the same hectic pace that reflect parents&rsquo; own busy lifestyle. Generally, these activities tend to separate family members, as children are place in the hands of other adults, coaches and instructors. In turn, parents are relegated to being observers of their children's activities rather than participants.</p>
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Your recent article on involving parents in kids’ learning reinforces the importance of “full-time” parenting. Although it is not always feasible for families to have a parent at home when there are young children in the household, it is the quality of time spent together that can really make the difference.

It is so important that we plan activities that involve quality family time. In today’s world, children are often “scheduled” in the same hectic pace that reflect parents’ own busy lifestyle. Generally, these activities tend to separate family members, as children are place in the hands of other adults, coaches and instructors. In turn, parents are relegated to being observers of their children's activities rather than participants. Login for more...



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