Our batteries are draining out too fast for us to enjoy good family time. Yet, as parents and role models to our little ones, we should never forget that the greatest thing we can give them is our time. Weekends and Holidays offers lots of opportunities to spend time together and get to indulge in lots of family bonding!
By spending quality time with your kids, they get to enjoy lots of benefits. Sharing with you the Importance of "Family Time".
1 - Feeling Loved, Secured, & Building TRUST
One of the best, and most important things about spending quality time with your children is developing stronger relationships with them. By giving your children few hours of your time daily you will be investing in a great future relationship with them.
Quality Family time helps your children feel loved, valued, and important. Hence, it gives them a better sense of security, self-esteem, and self-worth.
Tips: Make sure to spend individual time with each child. This will help not only build memories, but also build trust.
2 - Invest in their Personality
When sharing family meal times with your children you are fostering an environment of open communication. Parents will be giving their children the comfort level and time to talk about anything. By simply asking them about how their day went, your child will start sharing their concerns, their thoughts, ideas, and even dreams.
Good communication and listening skills will help your child develops a better and positive personality.
3- Be a Good Role Model
This is why by spending quality family time with them we will be setting a good example. Once children are spending time with their parents they are more likely to adopt and learn good behavior, habits, and morals.
Simple gestures like playing, and reading together will help your children understand more about interacting with others; hence, teaching them small yet important matters like sharing, kindness, and eventually making friends.
Quality FAMILY Time Ideas
- Invest in FAMILY GAMES:
- Cook or bake together.
- Build together, lego, puzzles, etc.
- Share their hobbies and interest: Sports - Dance - T.V Program etc.
- Do home projects together. They must be done, so why not together?
- Attend a concert, show or movie together.
- Shopping trip: When possible, run errands with one child at a time.
- Have a movie or game night.
- Go on a bike ride or walk together.
- Read a book together – this works great for younger children.
- Make a craft or start a project together.
- Share House chores together
You’ve still got a little bit of time left before the children are all grown up.
So make the most of every FREE TIME you get to enjoy and spend with them.