It’s Never Too Late!
What do I do if my child is older and I am just processing this now? It is never too late to begin this process. You may have a little bit of extra work ahead of you as you set different family priorities and patterns. It is well worth the effort.
The first thing that needs to be done is, to evaluate the things that need to be added to your schedule and things that need to be cut. Are there some activities, even though they have always been done, that need to be cut so there is family down time? For example, maybe a family devotion time needs to be added, so your family may have to get up and to the breakfast table together.
Next because the children are older they need to be made aware of what the changes are and why. So a family meeting needs to be held. Don’t be discouraged if your kids don’t embrace the changes right away. Remember the goal is to train them for adulthood.
Setting the right priorities for your parenting is always worth the work it takes!