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 does not happen all by itself. Do some planning to bring family members together. Physical activities also help you and your child keep a healthy weight. Think about things you can do as a family, such as:
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. Take care of yourselves so that you’re able to take care of your children. Find a healthy balance between spending time with each other and spending time as a family.