The more time you spend together, the better chance you have of sharing quality experiences and becoming a loving family. Nowadays it has become very difficult to spend consistent, quality time with one’s family. You are so busy with your own personal lives that you hardly make time to talks and share experiences or stories with the members of your family. A strong family finds that opportunities for quality time emerge from quantity time. But for them, only If you spend quality time with each member, a family becomes strong.
Spending time together strengthens the family bond, improves your child’s academic performance, helps your kid develop parenting skills and less chance of violence, drug abuse, and behavioral problems such as aggression, which is very common among children these days. Distractions such as television, vision games, and cell phones have kept families away from enjoying time with your near and dear ones. Eating meals together, talking about the events of the day, sharing joys and defeats, doing household chores together, and spending some evenings popping corn and watching movies are examples of shared activities.
INTERACTIVE MOVIE NIGHT
Watch a movie together as a family. A great way to keep this idea interactive includes watching a film with a controversial message and discussing it afterward. This way the child learns value lessons as well. You can also watch age-appropriate documentaries about environmental or world issues, and stimulate discussion.
ENGAGE IN A FAMILY COMPETITION
An art contest, maybe? All it takes is some crayons, markers, paper, glue, tape, and some odds and ends from around the house. When you involve your kids in a group task, you encourage feelings of self-esteem and competence. Make the task more memorable by giving a little prize to each kid, for his or her creation.
COOK AND EAT
Always remember the family who eats together, bonds together, stays forever. So make it a point to have a family meal night, where you and everyone prepare food. You can even have a world cuisine day, and enjoy delicacies from various countries. This is a great lesson in teamwork and everyone will love the tasty meal cooked together. Encourage your child to come with her own dish, of course with you as a helper along the way!