Despite your very busy schedule at work or business, it is important that you devote quality time to your family and reconnect with your loved ones. After all, your work may come and go, but your family will always be with you no matter what happens. So, nurture your relationship with your loved ones the best way you can, and choose fun activities for an exciting family night. Make it a habit to have this moment with your family, regardless of your hectic schedule.
Every night, spend a couple of hours or so watching a wholesome and inspiring movie with your family. It must be a film that everyone would love, which should also teach a valuable lesson that could enrich your lives together. As parents, you have a huge responsibility of selecting films that are meaningful and relevant to your children’s proper development.
Thus, take the time to screen films that you are looking to watch and preview these first before showing it to your kids. Excellent themes for films on a movie night are those that impart values including courage, integrity, honesty, and responsibility. Make a tub of popcorn, gather everyone in the family room after dinner, turn the phone off, and enjoy this great moment of being with the ones you love.
Camping in the Backyard
Give your kids something to look forward to each night by having a nice camping experience right in your backyard. This is a fun way to bond with the entire family – plus it doesn’t even cost a thing! If the weather permits, set up the tent in your yard, have a little bonfire for roasting marshmallows, and tell funny or spooky stories (just be sure these are something your kids can handle!). You can also gather around the bonfire and sing songs, and simply just relish the experience of having your loved ones close to you.
The thing about most kids nowadays, they are so hooked on their gadgets, which take them farther away from their family and loved ones. There is nothing wrong with technology, but if this has become your life and spend more time on your smartphone or mobile device than with your family, then you are wrecking your relationship with them. To prevent your kids from being addicted to their gadgets, limit the time they spend using these. Introduce fun games to your children each night, which can become their new obsession – or at least something they will find as a much better alternative to their usual video games.
Select games that will improve their mental abilities, as well as other skills necessary for their total development. These may include board games such as Scrabble, chess, Monopoly, Battleship, domino, and the like. You can also play Marco Polo, tag, hopscotch, or other outdoor games that can make you feel like a kid all over again! Family nights spent this way will surely strengthen your relationship with your loved ones for years to come.