Spending quality time with your family strengthens the family bond, improves your child’s academic performance, and helps your children develop parenting skills. The more time you spend with your kids the less likely they’ll be to turn to aggressive behavior. Therefore, it’s essential that you make time for some activities that the entire family can do together when you’ve been going through the same routine over and over again.
Have a game night
To make sure at least one night a week is dedicated to hanging out with your children, think about organizing a game night every Thursday. Play board games, watch a family quiz on TV or engage in an online game that every family member can participate in, and enjoy spending time with your loved ones. You can even start putting together a puzzle, and make sure you reach a certain goal each Thursday until you’re all done. A game of Pictionary, charades, or Monopoly would also be a great way to enjoy some fun and bond with your family. Trivia night is another good idea, and you’d be surprised at how much information the youngest soak up at school and outside the house every day. To make the quiz night even more exciting, prepare various prizes for the winner and those winning the second and third place.
Go on a picnic
The tranquillity of the outdoors, the sound of the birds singing and the sun shining while you’re barbequing at some of your favourite parks or beaches, paints a perfect picture of a happy family outing. This is precisely what you can do every Saturday afternoon until the colder weather comes. Throw a picnic at some of your favourite outdoor sights, bring the whole family and spend an entire afternoon in nature, exploring, talking, hiking and having a delicious meal. If you don’t feel like going all the way to the beach or to a park, you can have a lovely backyard BBQ at the comfort of your own home. Just make sure all the family is included and that nobody is distracted by their electronic gadgets. This is supposed to be family time, so as long as you’re bonding, you won’t have to leave the house.
Ride a bike
Physical activity is essential for the good development of every child, and for keeping parents in shape, which is why you should consider working out together. You don’t need to strain yourself too much, but you can pick up your bicycles and go on a ride around the town. Hit the road and spend at least an hour riding a bicycle for the best results. You can take a break at the park, sit on a bench and catch your breath by enjoying the scenery before you can continue with your workout. The next time you go grocery shopping, bring an entire family with you and instead of driving to the supermarket, you should all ride your bicycles.
Outdoor group fitness class
Mixing fitness with fresh air is the best possible combination for your health. Furthermore, you’ll get the chance to spend some time with your family as well, so think about working on your fitness as a family, by joining an outdoor group fitness class. Outdoor yoga is great for everyone who wants to find their inner peace and stretch their body. Various dance and cardio classes are held outdoors as well, so all you need to do is find your cup of tea and sign up the entire family. The best thing about these classes is that people of all ages can participate, so you don’t have to worry about your youngest being left out.
Go on a road trip
If you want more than just an hour or two a week to spend with your loved ones, organize a road trip at least once a month. Take a long weekend, pack your bags and start the engine to embark on the next amazing adventure with your family. Look up the destinations that won’t take too much of your time to get there or go back home, and the ones that offer you plenty of activities and sights to visit. If you think you’ll need an expensive RV or a trailer to have a thrilling journey, think again. You can easily pick up all the necessary belongings and pack them into your car. Just make sure you bring games to keep the young ones occupied during the trip, some snacks to prevent hunger before you arrive at your destination and a lot of positive energy, and you’re in for a treat.
Bonding with your children and parents is essential for having good relationships within the family. That’s why you should try your best to find the time at least once a week to spend some quality time together. Whether it’s going on a picnic, working out together or maybe playing games once a week, as long as every family member is included, you’ll have the best time ever and build healthy relationships.
The post is written by Mianna Korben-lifestyle blogger