Do you dream of having a happy family to rival the Waltons? While it’s easy to invest in happy family time for families on the TV, with the business of modern-day life, quality family time could take a back seat.
It’s not just you either, every parent knows how important family time is, but it’s one of the number one causes of human stress.
Be The Family You Want To Be Around
It’s not what you have, but who you have around you, but what we don’t realize is that family time is more important than we think. Research has shown that everyone can benefit from an increase in family time, regardless of whether they are a teenager or an adult.
Experts say that for families to feel happy, there needs to be a sense of closeness and love between each individual member in their lives.
Here are a few ways you can invest in more family time to bring your family closer together.
Hold A Family Meeting Once A Week
Yes, this may sound cringy, but having a set time to sit down together and talk is vital if you want everyone to feel the love!
Grab some snacks, turn off the device, dump the kids on their own bean bag chair each, and sit down for an hour or so for a good session of talking.
Stop Your Family Arguments
What could be better than a family that gets along?
It can come as a shock to some parents when they realize that the way they are raising their children is having the opposite effect that they want.
With more and more people in the world being diagnosed with depression, it’s hard not to wonder whether it has something to do with how we control our outbursts at home. Parents and kids go from bickering to screaming matches, and no one is happy. That sort of behavior can spiral down into depression and other mental health problems for the whole family.
To keep your family happy and healthy, you need to stop bad attitudes at home before they get out of hand.
Enjoy Good Food Together
Nothing builds a family closer than a family dinner where everyone has to sit down together.
The problem is that you may find that your dinner time has become less relaxing as the family moves on with their own lives.
It will take a bit of effort to get everyone to sit down together, but if you plan ahead, then it won’t seem so tough. A good easy meal for when the whole family sits down together is spaghetti Bolognese – cheap, easy to make, and tastes great.
Keep Your Cool
Let’s face it, we’re all so stressed these days, and it’s hard not to take that stress out on the ones we love.
While yelling at your kids or partner might make you feel better in the short term, it can easily lead to more family tension.
So, to keep your family happy and healthy, you will need to get into that Zen mindset. Practice some breathing techniques, do some workouts, whatever you can to bring balance back into your life and help reduce stress at home.
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