One on One with Your Kids

One on One with Your Kids

One of the keys to passing on what you believe in is by creating memories.

Family vacations, hunting, attending their games, religious routines, wrestling matches in the living room, visiting grandparents, night time rituals, etc…Most all of us have some good childhood memories.

I want you to think about two kinds of memories—group and individual. We don’t usually give enough time or intentionality to creating memories with our kids individually. If you’ve had more than one child for longer than a day, you know that your kids are unique, but they all want to be special to their parents.

  • It’s a big deal for me to go on a Daddy/Daughter date with my sophomore in high school.
  • It’s important for me to go practice one on one with my sports crazy 6th grade boy.
  • I just returned home from a 2-day hunting trip with my rough and tumble 8 year old…yep, slept together!

There will always be something special to that kid, having the opportunity to be the center of Mom’s or Dad’s attention and time. My goal is for each of my children to be absolutely certain that they had something special going on with their Dad…that nobody else in the world was a part of.

One on one meaningful interaction is growing scarcer by the day, yet our children need it more than ever before. Put it on the calendar!


About Kris Hogan

With a 16-year educational tenure under his belt, Kris Hogan has spent the last nine years working at Grapevine Faith High School in Grapevine, Texas. In addition to sitting on its administrative team, Hogan also pulls double duty as Faith’s head football coach. Hogan also was the subject of Remember Why You Play, a 2008 book by sports columnist and author David Thomas that chronicled the lives, struggles and successes of Coach Hogan and his team. READ MORE→