There are ten things kids want from you, Mom.1 Today, two more. Mom, kids want to spend quality time with you. Quality time doesn’t mean that we turn on the TV or watch a movie. They want to engage with you. They want quality time to be something they can remember. Sometimes, even when quality time doesn’t go as planned, you remember it forever. Like the time we decided to go on a picnic and ended up playing in the rain. It was fun. Next, your child wants and, more importantly, NEEDS nutritious food to grow healthy. While they might fight you at every turn in your quest for healthy foods, it’s firm discipline. Speak Jesus to them, and love them well. They’ll remember it for life.

1This Parent Minute series is based in part on “The Top 10 Things Children Really Want Their Parents To Do With Them” by Erin Kurt,

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 12:1, Hebrews 12:11