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Quality time, a must

entertainment Updated: Jun 20, 2010 14:23 IST

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SRKParenting and spending quality time with kids is extremely essential. Each time that I am away from home for long, I make sure that I spend enough time with my kids Aryan and Suhana when I come back. I’m sure many fathers today understand where I come from because a lot of them, in the midst of their busy schedules, miss watching their kids grow up.

But when I say that ‘spending quality time is a must’, it doesn’t mean watching TV for an hour with them. Spend two minutes just talking with your kids every morning and it might make all the difference. But when you are with them, you must ensure that you are not multi-tasking.

It might just take you 30 minutes everyday but if you teach them how to play a game or just behave correctly, it makes them feel wanted and makes you as a father feel responsible towards them.

I love to play football with my children and I play fairly with them. I tease them when they lose and challenge them to defeat me the next time. It teaches them to take the ups and downs in life gracefully.

Childhood habits, accidents, school disruption and underachievement are precursors of bigger problems that kids face when they grow up in the absence of appropriate parenting.

Being a father entails understanding the kind of a person your child would eventually grow up to be. Most of us as kids didn’t know what kind of people we wanted be when we grew up but we have splendid ideas about the careers and life partners our kids must have. Not fair!

Anyway, playing father is the greatest joy for me. I’m an entertainer for the world and my kids are my entertainers.