I got a 6-year-old and 23 months old, I am guilty of not spending time with my kids because I do not know how to. My son is very good at the following instruction, I got him to switch gaming consoles back in a pandemic. I had a very upside-down life/career and spend my life in front of the computer and now I do because I have an attention deficit I do not know anything except that. during Pandemic I lost my job so the frustration was even more.
My wife commented out once that "I do not want our son to be like to you", when asked she said looking at him in school, he can't interact and get involved, "look at him trying to get into the group of already playing classmates but no one is playing with him". The comment hurt a lot as my wife praise her family and her values and despise mine. I would like to say that it feels narcissistic but my concern is my son's welfare.
How do I spend time with my son; be a cornerstone in his life? At the moment, he watches TV all day, but when given a task, do it well but is distracted because he loves cartoons. My dad died when I was 7 so I want to equip him with best of best if I pass away soon