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Frantic families

Busyness can cause disconnection

It's 3:30 p.m. on a weekday. Children hop off the bus and rush through homework. Then it's off to piano lessons or soccer practice. After inching through the fast food drive-through, mom or dad takes one child to martial arts practice, another to scouts. Math problems are finished in the car, and bedtime comes even later than the previous night.

Although these activities and hundreds of others are great, something is missing. Where is family time? Where is downtime?


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