Spending quality time as a family is important not only when children are young but also as they get older. Busy schedules of work, school, and extracurricular activities can make shared time a real challenge for families.
Quality family time generally does not happen all by itself. Do some planning to bring family members together. Think about things you can do as a family, such as:
Physical activities also help you and your child keep a healthy weight.
Have your family think of ideas for weekend outings, fun activities, or projects that the family could do together. Ask family members to list 5 things they enjoy doing together as a family and 5 new activities they would like to do in the future.
Some ideas to get you started:
Make sure the adults in the family spend time together without the children. You need to be able to care for yourselves to be able to take care of your children. Find a healthy balance between spending time with each other and spending time as a family.