Keep your Children busy with yourself
الحمد لله وصلى الله على نبينا محمد وآله وصحبه وسلم
As parents we should not forget that if children has nothing to do, they will do something else. Human brain cannot remain empty, if you having nothing to do or nothing to think, satan will occupy your mind. That’s why when most of us stand in Salaah, our mind keeps on wondering because we don’t really do or think anything except standing up and sitting.
There are a lot of things which are halaal and you can use them and they are beneficial as well. Play games with your children (indoor games) in your garden. Create a blog for your children and by the time you have more than one child, create categories for each child. Let them write on each week an article (Islaamic articles) and then you upload them from written text online. This will open doors of his/her heart to you and its a source of goodness for both.
Keep your children busy with yourself, if you don’t, they will use other means to keep themselves busy which is a source of sadness for both. Take out a big amount of time for your wife and children to give them guidance and advice so that you don’t just become an ATM machine for them, but act as an accountable husband and father as well. Otherwise if you go by the routine work like from job to home and home to job, you will see the evil results very soon. No productive interactions, no twists, nothing different, these things result in depression and anxiety inside one’s home.
Source: In Jannah.wordpress.com