Being active as a family is not the same as love and acceptance in a family.
We can place our children in sports and hobbies and yet this is not nurturing another person.
Our need for nurture and affirmation as a child is profound. Paul writes in Ephesians 6:4 that we are to bring our children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
We will as parents fail in all sorts of ways, whether we have a short temper or whether we misunderstand constantly our child.
God though does not request of us what we cannot do.
Therefore, to take time to physically touch, hug, listen and value, encourage and inspire our children provides them with everlasting value that often causes them to avoid problems later in life.
For some parents, the above suggestions are uncomfortable and unfamiliar, as we did not receive them in our own childhood. They can though be developed at any age and add value to our life when practiced.