Home » Home and Family

Quality Family Time

Feb 8, 2008
Spending time with loved ones and family is an incredible experience. Children love to spend time with their families and bask in the love and joy that comes with it, so it's not surprising that quality family time ranks up there as one of the most important values in the lives of average people. A lot of people unfortunately cannot find time to spend with their families, making quality family time a luxury instead of a normal occurrence. With a little bit of planning and some creativity, however, any family can have some quality family time and can enjoy the company of loved ones.

Family Night!

One of the best ways to go about getting more time with the family is to create family night. Family night can be any evening of the week and can be written down on the family calendar to ensure that it takes place, week after week. Family night does not need to be complicated. Simply set aside some time, come up with an activity or an idea, and spend time with the family! Great ideas for family night include:

* Pizza, Chinese food, or Mexican night
* Western movie night
* Board game night
* Backyard camping night (only for the truly adventurous, of course!)

Get to Know Your Child's Friends

Getting quality family time involves the inclusion of other people sometimes. Getting to know your child's friends can be a great way to open up some common ground and find new activities. Letting your child and his or her friends spend time at your home, with your supervision, is a great way to get in tune with your child and learn more about his or her likes and dislikes.

Planning regular time to have your child and his or her friends over is a great way to build new relationships with your child and teach responsibility. By simply playing with your child and his or her friends, you can help instil values like sharing, taking turns, and friendliness. In fact, many people believe that scheduling unstructured playtime for kids and their friends is far more beneficial than structured play.

Let the Family Choose

Letting your children choose the activity they want to do is a great way to get in touch with your kids' interests and learn more about them. Parents often feel that the scheduling and planning of activities is up to them, leading to the enrolling of kids in activities that there is little to no interest in. Instead of enrolling your 7-year-old boy in ballet classes, let him choose from a broad range of activities and form his own ideas.

Involve Yourself

One of the most important things you can do as a parent is to involve yourself in your children's activities. This includes playing with your daughter and her dollhouse and playing with your son and his toy cars. Give equal time and try to integrate the activities of your children to make them more inclusive and friendly. Finding time for the family is incredibly important and, perhaps best of all, it's fun!
About the Author
Learn more about the fascinating world of miniatures. Visit TheMagicalDollhouse.com today for a great selection of dollhouses and dollhouse accessories from top miniature companies.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 115
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources