At the end of the day, our goals are simple but very hard to achieve. Undivided attention. Yes, we often remind our self to pay-attention. Attention is an investment into our child's future. So to know that someone is always there, is important no matter what the situation is. Going through life together is one of many important factors a parent can do for your child, no matter what the situation is.
What we as parent want is to make sure our children KNOW that they are truly loved, even when we as parents are not there anymore.
Children may be small but if you're genuinely interested, they can truly have a great conversation with you.