One of the biggest complaints parents–especially mothers–have is that there never seems to be enough time in the day to do all the things we NEED to do, much less WANT to do. Work, car pools, school events, breakfast/lunch/dinner, homework, baths, bedtime. It’s exhausting just writing it all and it does not even encompass everything we have to do each day. And, at the end of the day, many of us feel regret that we have not spent any quality time with the kids. Sure, we take care of them and make sure they’re fed and clean and sneak in some hugs & kisses and even a few mentions of “I love you.”
But, too often, we are missing the REAL time with our children because, before long, they’re no longer children and we will long for the days when they actually wanted us to be with them. That’s where Dr. Harley Rotbart comes in. Dr. Rotbart, a nationally-recognized parenting expert, author, speaker, educator and Pediatrics specialist has a new book, “No Regrets Parenting.” I know, another parenting book. Just what I need. But this one’s different. The other books “are geared for efficiency with kids rather than for intimacy with them, for organizingrather than optimizing the time parents spend with their kids.” In other words, Dr. Rotbart stresses the importance of making the most of the moments you do have with your child rather than worrying about everything else in life.
You can check out the book for yourself here.