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Encyclopedia > Quality time

Quality time is an informal reference to time spent with loved ones (eg. close family, partners or friends) which is in some way important or special. It may also refer to time spent performing some favored activity (eg. a hobby). The opportunity to experience quality time, or the actual time available to enjoy quality time is often limited. However, this is outweighed by the importance, intensity or value attached to events or interactions which occur during quality time. Quality time therefore has a degree of emotional or social "quality" which other aspects of personal life may lack. Busy parents may also use the term to justify the limited amount of overall time they spend with their children. A pocket watch, a device used to tell time Look up time in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A family in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1997 A family consists of a domestic group of people (or a number of domestic groups), typically affiliated by birth or marriage, or by analogous or comparable relationships — including domestic partnership, cohabitation, adoption, surname and (in some cases) ownership (as occurred in the... A partner is: a domestic partner. ... An interpersonal relationship is some relationship or connection between two people. ... For the Talib Kweli album Quality (album) Quality can refer to a. ... Personal life (or everyday life or human existence) is an individual humans personal, private career (including, but not the same as, their employment career), and is a common notion in modern existence -- although more so in more prosperous parts of the world, such as Western Europe and North America...


"Quality time" may also be used to refer to the fourth of the Five Love Languages books by Gary Chapman, where Chapman explained quality time as one of the predominant ways in which people can feel or express love. Gary Chapman is a minister, counselor, and author of the Five Love Languages series. ...


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Quality Family Time, HYG-5285-95 (783 words)
As Susan Ginsberg, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, states "Quality time doesn't mean devoting all free time exclusively to a child to compensate for the time lost.
Time spent working a puzzle, throwing a ball, helping with homework or helping select that special prom outfit is as important as the time spent together when the child was an infant.
Spending quality time as a family is important not only when the children are young but also as they get older.
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