In this modern day and time, this subtle desire to be “connected” makes us glued to our technology and we end up entering in an information overload mode. If you feel like this and would like to know how to spend more quality time with your kids despite these technology-laden times, then see if these 3 simple things would help. Maybe try adding it to your family routine and see what happens. It doesn’t take up too much time nor money so why not try it? See if it will help you know what’s going on with your kids’ lives and vice versa. Start small and see where it leads you. Maybe you can come up with a better idea.
Try these 3 simple activities to create that bonding with your kids
It is important to have our kids develop their inner creativity. Some kids’ creativity will appear on its own, but for some others, it will take some time for them to figure it out. So a great way to spend quality time with your kids is to instill that creativity and be on that discovery journey with them. For example, you can show them different musical instruments to see which one they fancy. Maybe they’ll master it. You can also try a more hands-on activity like pottery or drawing. Anything that brings their creative side so they can see what they are capable of.
Setting aside a night for game night will help create an everlasting bonding with your family. It can be any games like trivia night, charades, board, card games or even puzzles. The best thing about these activities is that you can do it even outside your home. When you are on a holiday somewhere or when you go over to other people’s houses for dinner parties. It’s a lot of fun and you can share so much joy with everyone. These board games don’t even cost a lot. You can reuse them every time you play.
Cut Down On Screen Time
I heard from a parent not too long ago that she created this rule that no screen time at a specific hour is allowed. She set it every night from 8 pm to 9 pm. This is the time that her family has dinner and this allows everyone to be completely present over dinner and catch up. I think this is a very good suggestion on teaching this habit to children and maintain a specific daily routine, particularly at this age where no-screen-time sounds almost inconceivable.
It can get tough sometimes in figuring out what works for your family nowadays. As parents, we sometimes have to play catch up in understanding what’s going on in this world. We are so busy maintaining our households that sometimes we can lose touch with things outside. It is still crucial in ensuring that we continue to build that bond with our kids so they know that we support and love them.
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