The importance of family time
The fast pace of modern life makes us easily forget that the simple fact of spending quality time with the family is really important. The time we spend together as a family is an essential factor that helps create strong bonds, love, connections and relationships among all its members. Spending quality time with the family helps to face challenges, instills a feeling of security, instills family values, full of trust to children, from this strengthened bond gives a healthy emotional development, greater stability and learning to build relationships with others.
Sharing family time is critical to the education of children. The occasions when you enjoy the company of your children must be of quality, and respect, tolerance and discipline must always be maintained. Showing signs of affection for them will also further strengthen the ties of the home.
Family time means sharing and looking for an activity that everyone can enjoy, it can be a board game for adults and children, play in the park to hide, sing a children’s song, tell a story. It is also important to talk with your children, ask them what they did in the day, what new things they have learned, what they liked the most. This space is very valuable to children and they keep it in mind throughout their lives.
Spending time with your immediate family not only provides something to do on a weekend, but also has several health and wellness benefits. Some activities to do in family are:
Plan to leave work or schedule work later in the evening so you can get home in time to sit down for dinner together. Family dining allows you to be part of your daily conversations and answer any questions you may have encountered during the day you were separated. Eating as a family promotes healthy eating habits, improves communication skills, and decreases risky behaviors, such as drug or alcohol use.
2. Performing Household Chores:
Form a team with all members of the household to perform household chores. Assign the tasks according to the age of each member so that they can execute them easily and quickly. This type of activity begins to encourage compliance with norms, discipline and love in the home. Household chores can be fun if you manage to guide them properly. Acknowledge with praise the work of each member, especially the youngest ones. Show them the satisfaction of checking the results obtained.
Take a walk in your neighborhood. Talk about the changes you see and what your children watch around you as you take these walks. Walking while speaking can actually make it easier for them to bring up difficult issues or problems they face because they have something else (like walking) to focus on when they mention these issues.
4. Read together:
Reading to your children or even reading books together for half an hour each night is a great way to spend time together. Choosing books to read and discuss are ways to share ideas and values with your children.
5. Plan a monthly excursion:
Think of a new place to visit each month. Maybe it’s a museum? A theme park or a natural park? Ask your children to help you plan your trip.
6. Sharing family stories:
Find time to share stories about your family’s history. Dig up your old photo albums and review them with your children. Add new images to your family collection and make it a regular activity.
7. Support educational activities:
Currently, there is the possibility of hiring people to provide support in targeted classes and guide children to perform school tasks. However, it is suggested that parents help with their homework.
When children are guided in this way, they are more motivated to meet academic obligations. In cases where adults continue to study or participate in a course, it is advisable to set a schedule for them to meet for assignments together.
There are many more activities in which we can improve our Family Time, in these moments when we are more at home, we must look for spaces and demonstrate to our loved ones that are really important for each of us. Family time is a tradition that all families should encourage.
Keep in mind that the best way to know each member of the family, in all its aspects, is to share time together. Finally, don’t let obligations, work, and modern life separate you from your family.
It is important to remember that when the couple decides to form a home, they should keep in mind that sharing family time will help them strengthen the union and set solid foundations where their children will grow up.
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