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How to Enhance Family Life.

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Every parent wants to have the best possible family life. Watching the children grow and develop is a huge pleasure and something that has to be embraced. Unfortunately, in the modern world, it may seem like there is not enough time to get deeply involved, as you're too busy making money trying to survive. However, sometimes you need to step back and have a look to see if there are anyways that you can make more of the time you have with the children before they get any older. 


Have time alone with each child
You need to try and spend at least ten minutes a day with each child individually. It is a chance to really communicate with them, and let them know that they can confide in you and that no matter what, you love them and have their back. This is so important. As when children grow, they naturally do become more distant, but if you can keep that line of communication alive then you should be able to discover what is bothering them if anything, and then you can work on a solution together. This will enhance your relationship and deepen your bond.

Family activities
There are so many activities you could do as a family. You could play sports, or board games, or cards, etc. You can go on adventure weekends. The idea with a family activity is to do something together in which you have to work as a team toward a common aim. Alternatively, you can play against each other and develop skills that way. As a parent, you will learn a lot about your children from play. So you need to think of ways to keep them active, this will benefit them and you. You can find out what they enjoy and don’t enjoy what areas they may be better in than others, they may be better at chess than Soccer, for example. You can use this to help nurture their individual talents.

Make mealtimes fun
Instead of you day in day out choosing the family meals and cooking them on autopilot, why not make a game of it? Get all the kids involved. Why not have a look at a recipe book together and choose seven meals, or six if you are a Sunday roast traditionalist, by a vote, or get each child to choose one or two each. Why not try that fish finger recipe you have always wanted to try? Then you and the kids can go to the supermarket together, and they can help you find all the ingredients for each recipe. This serves a couple of functions, first off the meals will be healthier, which is always a good idea, plus the children will learn about food and ingredients and develop a better relationship to food. Once you have everything, you can work together to prepare the food. The children will appreciate the meal more, as homemade food is always better, and you get to spend more quality time with the children. If you can turn things that may otherwise seem dull into a game, then more power to you.      


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