One of the great myths of parenting is Quality Time, the idea that childrearing can be handled in short doses of positive interaction. We may be too busy to spend much time with our children, so this theory goes, but it’s alright if that time is full of high quality contact. Unfortunately, this rarely works, in good part because children, by their very nature, provoke large quantities of low quality time.
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