Tip: Family First, Do Something with your Child.
I have five children. I also work part-time at a local restaurant, part-time launching a media company, and 3/4 time for the church as the pastor and youth pastor. Time is precious. But spending time with each one is tricky.
Recently, I made a point to spend time with with one either one-to-one or in smaller groups. I took one for breakfast. I took one for dinner. I took one shopping. I took three to lunch. I took two to run errands. Anything I could do to get time with them, I tried to make it happen.
If you are a parent, it is super important that you make the time to spend with your child. As youth workers, our job is to spend time with students, building them up, teaching them, encouraging him, discipling them. And we give them our time and attention doing so.
But if we don't take the time to do the same with our kids, then we're missing an incredible opportunity to ministry to our family first.
So set aside some time to be intentional with your kids. Make plans to do something with them.