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Americans and Lack of Family Quality Time

The United States is well-known for the “American dream” and many will admit that work life in the U.S. is fast paced, competitive and hectic. With some working two or three jobs to make ends meet, more and more parents are spending an inadequate amount of quality time with their children.

According to a new study by Visit Anaheim,  American parents spend only 37 minutes of quality time on average during weekdays with their children. Average quality time spent together does jump on the weekend to 2 hours and 40 minutes a day however, Americans are most obviously struggling with the balance between work and family. 

About ¼ of parents in the study stated that quality time takes time away from homework, chores, TV or work. Long hours at work, time spent doing chores or kids’ school schedules were major contributors in the lack of family quality time spent together. Plus in a more and more technological world it is hard to have truly distraction-free quality time together. 

The majority of families polled (55 percent) expressed that they are constantly looking for things they can do as a whole family. To those families, we would say “look no further”. 

Storybook is a screen-less infant massage, meditation, and music application. There is something for all children in the Storybook app including infant massage for different areas of the body and to resolve a host of different issues. There are stories to learn about the planets, emotions, diversity and more. If you prefer, some massages are accompanied by music and poems. Storybook also has a wide music library, including a white noise section. 

Storybook will guide you through the techniques and you just follow along. Storybook time is quality time and it will help in forming and strengthening your bond with your child. So, although life may be hectic, Storybook will help you find time to spend with your child before bed. There’s nothing to lose, try Storybook out free for 7 days today.


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Storybook helps your little ones fall asleep, improve discomforts and connect with them through massages, stories and music.

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