Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The family that plays together, stays together

March 1, 2017

It is so important to spend time together as a family. Any activity where you all spend time together is wonderful. I always planned our weeks with craft time, game night, family movie night, big dinner Sundays, and every season I planned something big to look forward to. The holidays, vacations, celebrations, are all events you can plan and enjoy together. I believe the family that plays together stays together. Studies prove children who eat dinner with their family and vacation with their family are happier children who do better in school.
Why? Because they feel loved and secure. It is so important for your children to know you are their parent but a person too. Let them see your silly side. Let them see you laugh. Have fun together. We ski. And I tell everyone, it’s a sport we can do together. We play tennis. Anotther sport we can do together. We just got back from mini golf. I hate mini golf. But I forced myself through. I want to be the fun mom. I hope my children enjoy being with me. I want them to want to come home when they are adults. And I want them to like me as a person and not just love me because I am their mother.

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