It is no surprise that we have less time for our children these days but consider this fact I came across in my parenting book club:
"According to Harvard economics professor Juliet Schor, the typical American family now works one thousand more hours each year than it did twenty-five years ago... Between 1960 and 1986, the time parents had available to spend with their children fell by more than ten hours a week." - John Gottman, Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child
This quantification shocked me! Does it shock you?
Of course I don't want this to be the case in my family so research like this furthers my resolve to give my children as much time as I can. A friend of my husband's put it this way: With children, it is quantity that matters far more than quality.
Do you agree?