One thing we have tried to do in our family is take each kid out individually for a datenight. It's not often we get to do it, but when we do, it is so fun! Last week I took my oldest son to a baseball game and dinner. When we were in the car, I had the music on because I thought he would like it. He tapped me on the shoulder and said, "Mom, can you turn that off, I really just want to talk." Sweetest thing I've ever heard.
I have managed to take 3 out of the 4 on a special date in the past week, and tonight will be for little Duke man. He is such a sweet little boy. He has asked about tonight for the past 2 weeks. He can hardly wait, and neither can I.
No matter your kids age, try and set aside a time at least once a month to take them on a special date. You learn so much more about them when they aren't competing with their siblings.
We have to go after their hearts. Here's to sweet, valuable time with our children!