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Quality Time

Jerry Jenkins, Hedges, Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1989, p. 125

Quality Time

I learned the idea of Quality Time was an evil lie. Some experts pushed the idea that successful overachievers, those we call Yuppies today, could have children and be guilt-free about the little time they were able to devote to them. The remedy was Quality Time. Sort of like one-minute parenting. It went like this: Be sure to make what little time you are able to spend with your child Quality Time. What garbage. I've seen the results of kids who were given only Quality Time. The problem is that kids don't know the difference. What they need is time&md;all they can get. Quantity time is quality time, whether you're discussing the meaning of the cosmos or just climbing on Dad.