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How to Make Time with Family and Loved Ones Count

This article originally appeared in The New York Times.

In a time not so long ago or far away, eating family dinner, connecting with your spouse after tucking the children into bed or talking with your children in the in-between times like the ride to school was well, just routine.

But times have changed. Our growing cultural mind-set is that we’re too busy to connect with those closest to us, even though we collectively want to. Parents and children alike increasingly invest their downtime and there’s a general sense that there’s always . More to read, more to reply to, and more to see. Because of happening elsewhere.

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