Are-you-giving-your-kidsI’m currently reading Kevin DeYoung’s Crazy Busy and he talked about how parents get so busy with our lives that we end up giving our kids leftovers.

They get our leftover time and our leftover energy, and I couldn’t help but be challenged myself that it’s time to change this.

I don’t want my kids to get whatever time I have leftover after all of my other activities.  It infers to them that they aren’t important enough to prioritise.

I don’t want my kids to get my leftover energy.  I don’t want to be so tired and irritable after everything else that I do that I can’t play with and enjoy them.  I want to match their enthusiasm for life and run around like a maniac with them more often.

I don’t want my kids to get my leftover intellect.  I don’t want to read and learn about personal development, business and leadership and neglect learning about how to become a better parent.

So what about you?

Are you giving your kids the best of you, or are they just getting your leftovers?

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