We live such chaotic, busy lives that it is easy for children and parents to become disconnected emotionally and mentally. Yes, you do lots of activities with your child, but often you are doing multiple activities and dealing with multiple siblings.
Adding in just 10-20 minutes of Special Time daily (or as often as possible) can make a tremendous difference in your relationship with your child. If you are a working parent, this can be a fantastic way to reconnect with your child when the workday is done. If your child is having challenging behaviors, special time often has your child feel reconnected, loved and cherished, preempting some of those behaviors.
These are some fantastic articles about Special Time: