Mom & Dad, Prioritizing Your Partner Is Prioritizing Your Kids: 3 Easy Tips to Help by Tom Templeton

6 years ago

Mom & Dad, Prioritizing Your Partner Is Prioritizing Your Kids: 3 Easy Tips to Help

Most of my career as a psychotherapist has been spent working with children, which means I've also spent a lot of time with parents. Very often, these parents – or saints as I call them – are so consumed with their child's challenges that they forget to make time for one another. They've subscribed to the notion that children always come first. But as counter-intuitive as it might seem, parents who prioritize their romantic relationship are happier, less anxious and more patient parents.

Being aware of this, however, is different than knowing how to go about it. Start with these three easy tips, and you'll be on your way!

  • Ask about your partner's day every day – and LISTEN.
  • Compliment your partner often – and mean it!
  • Schedule a date night no less than once a month.

Your kids will thank you.

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Donna John
Great advice, Tom Templeton . So important, but often overlooked. Welcome to the tribe! Can't wait to read more from you!
Tom Templeton
Thank you, Donna! Grateful to be part of this community!
Ann Marie Patitucci
Thanks for this reminder, Tom Templeton ! And welcome. We're lucky to have you!
Elisa Schmitz
YES! This is such excellent advice, Tom Templeton . Many thanks for sharing it, and welcome to our #30Seconds tribe. I'm looking forward to learning and growing with you!
Tom Templeton
Thank you, Elisa! It's a privilege to be here!
Meredith Schneider
So so agree! My husband and I have been married for 16 yrs. Date nights are so important to us and we don't discuss the kids on date nights either.. With us having 4 kids that would be conversation for the entire date LOL! Tom Templeton thanks for sharing such an important tip. ;)
Kim Kusiciel
Welcome Tom Templeton! Great tip and so timely for my hubby and I. It's so important to focus on each other and make each other a priority...and not the kids on those date nights, just like Meredith Schneider said above. Thank you!
Jessica Acree
Simple, yet SOLID advice! It's so easy to put the most important things on the back burner... :) Date nights and real conversation change everything!

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