Being a mother of one is difficult enough, but having two, three, or even four kids is even more challenging! If you’re a mom of multiple children, you may find that it feels like there is never enough time in the day for each child to get special attention. While spending time with all of your children together is wonderful and important, it’s also important to spend time with each child as an individual.
One way you can make time for each child is to have “special time alone” with your children. Special time alone doesn’t have to be something you do every day and in fact, might work best if you do it once a week. Have each child pick a night of the week when they get to spend some one-on-one time with you and make sure you spend an hour with your child. (If you’re too busy during the week, you can certainly implement this during weekend hours, as well!)
You don’t have to do anything fancy with your child. Maybe your special time alone is something as simple as working on a sewing project together, taking a trip to the grocery store with just the two of you, going out for an evening dessert, going on a walk alone together, or seeing a movie. If cost is a concern, there are plenty of inexpensive ways you can spend time alone together at home. Lock yourselves in an upstairs room where no one else will bother you and play a board game together, watch a favorite movie, or just share stories.
The important thing to remember is that this is a time for you and your child to focus on getting to know one another and making your child feel loved, special, and needed.