Spending family time together on a regular basis helps encourage a strong bond between parents and children. Children who spend quality time with their family on a regular basis grow up to have a deeper bond and appreciation for their parents due to the quality time they’ve spent together throughout the years. I know my daughter loves doing family activities together and this is probably because she has grown up with an environment with fun, family activities. I don’t know what the future holds as we get to the tween years, but I do know that right now at 9 years old, even though she loves YouTube, she would much rather go on a family hike or bike ride than watch something by herself on TV or the computer.
Children who have a strong bond with their parents and family unit as a whole tend to be more positive in all areas of life. Teenagers who have family time scheduled into their day to day life, are less apt to get into violence or other negative decisions during that stage of childhood. Younger children who are used to spending quality time with family tend to better behave in all social settings. Growing up my family always made a huge effort to all sit down for dinner time together and I loved this. I always looked forward to dinner time and talking about how our days went.
Families who opt to spend time together feel more confident, secure and happy with their lifestyle. This is a fabulous way to improve and continue on the growth of self-esteem for both children and parents. Family time helps make each member of the household feel valued, important and a part of something larger than themselves, which only makes self-esteem soar. With all the influences all around our children I can only hope to fill my daughter with as much confidence and self-esteem as I can.
Family time helps reduce stress by allowing family members to gather together for some fun, laughter, and happiness. Families who opt to have family time on a regular basis are able to think more positively and in turn, have less stress than families who spend their entire days working or only focusing on the major responsibilities of the household. Laughter goes a long way.
More and more families are starting to realize the benefits of family time far outweigh anything else in life. From weekly movie night to a daily meal together, spending quality time with your family is a great way to reduce stress, improve the family bond, and increase self-esteem for every member of the family. How often are you able to schedule in family time?
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