By Chaya Weiner, Thrive Global

Spending time with your children is essential for the development of these roots and the foundational understanding of what is expected as well as what is appropriate and valued. These roots are more than a parent’s love or pride and they are not about the quantity of time but rather the quality of that time. They build self-confidence and fuel personal achievement. One of the side benefits of me having a career is that, over the years, my husband got to develop a special relationship with his children that men of his age rarely got to do. He became a role model of a different kind as well. My husband has gotten a lot of joy out of that special relationship with the children. As the kids grew and watched us as a couple, they looked to us for different things but respected us as individuals, which has been an important aspect of the health of our family.

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