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For Fatherís Day, Give Dad the Gift of Quality Time

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For Fatherís Day, Give Dad the Gift of Quality Time

By AgingCare.com

As a child, drawing a picture or making a homemade Fatherís Day card was the perfect gift to show how much you loved and admired Dad. But what do you give to Dad when you’ve moved beyond the construction paper stage of your life? Of course, he will treasure a new tie or a gift certificate to his favorite restaurant, simply because it came from you, his son or daughter.

But the best Fatherís Day gift of all? Quality time with his child: his babies-turned-adults who have jobs, responsibilities, families of their own, busy lives and limited time to spend with parents.

Your time and attention are probably all your dad wants this Fatherís Day. But for many people, visiting Dad at his home isnít the most fulfilling experience. Conversations may lag, old disagreements may surface, and what is intended to be a few hours of quality time turns into an uncomfortable experience that you endure rather than enjoy.

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Give Your Dad the Best Fatherís Day Gift Ever: Your Attention originally†appeared†on AgingCare.com.

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6:47AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

Quality time is what we can share with friends andloved ones.

10:39PM PDT on Jun 18, 2012

i had a great time with my dad yesterday, just hanging out with him and making a nice meal for him. it was definitely time well-spent and we both had a memorable day!

4:50AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

Thanks.

1:12AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

THANKS ))

12:40AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

When Dad got real old and didn't want to go out to do stuff anymore, we had a good time just hanging out, I would get him his favorite snacks, we'd each have a small glass of red wine and laugh together at shows we both liked - old movies, Jay Leno's Headlines, Letterman's Top Ten, we'd watch game shows and see who had the right answer, or we'd play scrabble. He was real happy doing those things. I treasure those moments.

10:26PM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

thx

7:40AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

Love him while you still have him.

7:23AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

Gift of quality time,,,,,a Rolex watch ?

10:31PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

of course

8:28PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Good article. It does Not have to be about Money/Gifts all the time. Share a little love.

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I am going to try this..thanks!

ok, now put me on spin cycle! i wanna be extra fluffy for my date tonight!!

Wish we didn't rent as the above article gave me a ton of ideas.

Such a damn shame - and I agree - it's such a 'blokey' thing - go to the footie, eat a meat pie - e…

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