10 Tips for Productive and Memorable Family Time

The amount of time parents spend with their children has decreased significantly from past generations. Let's find productive family activities that you can indulge in very easily to promote the physical and mental well-being of the family.

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Harleen Kaur
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Children who are spending more quality time with their families are less likely to participate in risky behaviors such as drug and alcohol usage, and better mental and physical health. How much time do you spend on your phones or laptops? Is it equal to or more than the time you spend with your family? 

The amount of time parents spend interacting with their children has decreased significantly, according to American Demographics. This shift has resulted in many children receiving less personal love and attention compared to previous generations. Let's find productive family activities that you can indulge in very easily to promote the physical and mental well-being of the family.

Top 10 Productive Activities to do with your Family

Eat together and listen to each other:

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If you want to develop trust and open communication at your home, Start having dinner time together, and yes without any gadgets. Try initiating a topic and discussing it with your family. As a parent, we shall ask for children's input in our decisions and they will do the same in the future.

MOMS TIP - Cook and eat together as a family, discuss topics over the dining table openly to foster a harmonious open relationship with your family. 

Plan Activities With A Purpose:

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Engage in activities that allow family members to learn, explore, and grow together. Consider planning outings to museums, art galleries, or cultural events that provide an opportunity for shared experiences and intellectual stimulation. Alternatively, you can choose projects such as gardening, cooking, or DIY crafts, which promote creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.

MOMS TIP - Plan a trip to Mirror Maze, or mystery rooms kinda outing, where you can have a fun and constructive time together.

Read With Your Child:

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Research indicates that reading to your children cultivates an interest in knowledge and stimulates language development. It also increases their attention spans and helps them become more curious. 

MOMS TIP -Try asking open-ended questions after the story, for instance, What did you learn?  What will you do if You were the character in the story? Is there anything you want to change in this story? Get Ready for creative answers from your children and you can share yours too.

Incorporate Learning Activities:

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Consider playing educational board games, solving puzzles, or engaging in science experiments. These activities not only promote intellectual growth but also provide a platform for collaborative learning and problem-solving.

MOMS TIP - To avoid burnout and stay highly productive in your own professional life, it’s incredibly important to plan such relaxation time. You will get a chance to rejuvenate and vent out through such learning and interesting activities with children.

Do Household Chores Together.

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Assigning chores is the most productive way of teaching responsibility and accountability to your children of course you need help with your chores and you are getting it for free from your children. make a habit of delegating and doing some chores with them like setting dinner table together, cleaning wardrobe or furniture together on weekends. 

Encourage Athletic Activities, Join a Game or Club

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Playing sports not only strengthens the body but also builds character and determination. Finding time for athletic events is important for a child’s emotional and physical development. This is also a great opportunity for a family to interact. These activities reduces stress, depression and anxiety in children.

MOMS TIP - Physical exercise not only promotes a healthy lifestyle but also fosters teamwork and friendly competition. Start soccer, and swimming together, it can be a great family activity.

Volunteer As A family:

Engage in community service together. Find local organizations or charities where you can contribute your time and effort as a family. Whether it's serving at a soup kitchen, organizing a donation drive, or participating in a neighborhood cleanup, working together towards a common cause strengthens family bonds while teaching important values to the next generation.

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MOMS TIP - You can plan a family outing at the orphanage, or foster homes with your family to serve less fortunate children or go cleaning beaches, and gardens near you.

Unplug from technology:

Designate specific times or areas where electronic devices are put away to eliminate distractions and encourage active engagement. Meanwhile, you can talk, play or help them with children's schoolwork. Its family bonding time.

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MOMS TIP - Make a family calendar, listing activities that you have to do together every week or month. Commit to keeping this schedule free from interruptions.

Start a hobby or project.

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Choose a fun activity your child is interested in. Activities like cooking, crafts, gardening fishing, or biking will make great hobbies that can open the door to exciting family time. Once a child learns a new recipe or is able to cast a lure accurately, let him or her take the lead with your supervision. 

MOMS TIP - Bake a dish together every weekend, or decorate pots at your home. This will encourage creativity among children and of course, you are gonna have fun too.

Explore Nature and Show gratitude together:

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Spend time outdoors. Go for walks, hikes, or have picnics in the park. Nature provides an ideal setting for relaxation, exploration, and creating meaningful connections. Inculcating a habit of gratitude towards all good things that happened, would be one of the best habits you can share with your children. 

MOMS TIP - Make them notice and appreciate the things that we often take for granted, like having a place to live, food, clean water, friends, family, and even computer access. 

Children who are spending more quality time with their families are less likely to participate in risky behaviors such as drug and alcohol usage, and better mental and physical health. Children are less prone to depression and anxiety issues if they share everything with their family and have an open and non-judgmental atmosphere at home. Remember It's not just the quantity of time spent together, but the quality and intention behind those moments that truly enrich the lives of your loved ones.

LOVE AND SUPPORT ALWAYS....!!

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