Every parent has a busy day. There is no doubt that the day-to-day life of today’s parents is never ending.
Whether it be school, work, house work and the list goes on and on. Just when you think you have become so efficient at juggling all that comes your way, you seem to hit a brick wall where your family time starts suffering and inevitably leads to a poor relationship with your kids.
The good news is, there are ways for busy parents to spend quality family time with their kids!
Creating Quality Time With Your Kids
It is important to spend quality time with your kids, to teach and guide them.
Whether it be spending time together reading, doing puzzles, going on a new adventure, or even playing sports together.
Here are the things that will make lasting memories for your family and great parent-child relationships.
Take a Break from Technology
It can be hard to disconnect from your phone and the internet, but it’s essential to unplug and spend some quality family time together. Finding quality and creative family things to do is critical.
Turn off the TV and the computer, get rid of your smartphone and put down that tablet for a bit. Try getting out of the house for an hour or two.
Watch TV Together
Done the technology detox recently? Try watching something together instead!
Many people don’t know how to enjoy watching TV together with their loved ones without fighting or arguing.
Learn how you can avoid these problems by finding a show you all find enjoyable and having a discussion about afterwards. Documentaries are a great place to start.
Share Your Wins
Discussing your wins is both motivational and encourages others around you that they can do what they want too!
Talk about things that have made you happy and that got you through the day, as well as explaining what would help them get through one of their tough days at work or school.
Make a Game Plan
Don’t let your plans decide on the quality of your time together; start by working on what kind of time you want together and then come up with a plan to make that time happen.
You can even use the time to create a game plan for your kids and even on how each of you can contribute to those plans.
Share a Space Together
A great way to spend quality family time is by creating a space that is reserved just for you. A better way is creating one together.
Have a simple project you can do together, like painting a room or cleaning one. Don’t worry about the final result, have fun!
Have Some Fun
This may seem like an obvious point, but you’d be surprised how many parents forget to have some fun with their kids!
Create fun memories together by going to your child’s place of interest. Maybe it’s football practice or they want to visit their best friend’s house.
Don’t be afraid to get involved and even if you don’t like it yourself, make an effort to stay positive and happy with your gestures and attitude!