Why Family Interactive Time is a must?

Why Family Interactive Time is a must?

As a mom of six I can tell you with 99.99% accuracy every parents goal is to raise well-rounded, successful children.  In this fast paced world that we live in it is easy to get lost and lose track of family interaction time. There are many things that we can invest our time in and I can honestly tell you that there is not an investment wiser than spending quality time with family. Family such a simple yet so powerful of a word that is often times belittled to simply meaning  a couple of individuals living together under the same roof because sometimes we get to wrapped up in dropping off/picking up at school, racing to extracurricular activities and supervising homework.

 

This is why it is important for us to spent family interactive time (quality time) together. Interactive time ensures that families become  groups of people who are connected together, sharing in on the good and bad.  Just in case you were uncertain of the long term effects of Family Interactive time I am here to show you there are quite a few benefits of family time together.

 

1. Family Bond Strengthening

The more time you spend together doing leisure activities the stronger your family bond will be.  Now don’t worry having to spend a ton of money to make family time possible. Because you don’t always need to take part in elaborate activities. My kids can tell you some of their fondest memories have been taking part in low-cost activities such as playing a board game, a card game such as UNO, Old Maid, or Go Fish. You could even have the family take up gardening. Now one of our summer favorites is playing outdoors. It’s really just any activity in which you and your family are interacting and enjoying together. Activities like this actually have a big impact on your family. I have found that when you play games together it actually make everybody in the family feel closer emotionally to each other. Why you may ask well playing games helps a child learn patience, good sportsmanship, how to deal with losing and winning. They may not seems like much but in the long run dealing with issues like this while playing games together is always a good thing.

 

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2. Child’s Academic Performance Improvement

Now the academic success of a child is especially when they are young a combined effort of both the child and the parents. Why the parents you ask? Well, parent provide hours of help and guidance when children need it during homework time. As a parent we encourage our children to do well. You can make this an interactive event by simply making it a habit of asking about their day and what they learned. I have found that by doing something this simple can actually help your child to understand the importance of learning and to get attention for doing well. I particularly like incorporating stuff they are learning into cooking the kitchen or when we are out and about I find it makes it more real to them.

 

3. Helps Kids Learn from you

Time together with the parents helps the kids develop great social skills. As strange as it may sound, it really is true. We all know that kids learn by example. If you set a good example on how to behave with your children, they will remember them that in their day-to-day life and will try to incorprate it in themselves.  Here is a simple example my oldest was helping one of her younger brothers with his 100 day project. She volunteered to help him on her own and they were taking turns and being polite to each other. It was one of those moments that makes a mamas heart fill up with happiness.  She told him I am gonna help you with your project the way Mom always helps us. It was a priceless moment to be cherished.

 

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4.  Less Behavioral Problems

Children who communicate with their parents tend to have less behavioral problems. Why you may ask? Well, if you help your children  talk through problems when they are little, they will naturally do the same as they are in their teen years. This is an important step because teenagers tend to go through a lot of hard moments. It is important for them to know that they can always come and seek advice from a caring parent. If they know they can come to you whenever they find themselves in a situation then chances are they are likely act out less and choose a wiser decision for their problems.

5. Happiness & Self-Confidence

Did you know that a lot of who we are is developed when we are kids? We develop a sense of belonging from a very young age. So, it would make sense that the more time we spend interacting with our family the stronger our sense of belonging becomes. Which ultimately is what we as parents want, for our kids to feel like they belong. Because the stronger we feel like we belong the happier our children will be which in turn will make us happier. This in turn will lead to your child having high self-confidence.

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Keep on making those wonderful family memories,

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53 thoughts on “Why Family Interactive Time is a must?

  1. Family time spent together is so important. We used to do it more often but sadly it had fallen to the wayside. We have made it a priority to start doing it again. We also enjoy little things like playing a card game. It doesn’t always have to have a cost associated with it. I agree too that it shapes who we are as adults.
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  2. Family time is so important, and so many families just don’t do it anymore. Or they think that spending time together is all of them in a room on a device. We love family game nights and puzzles!
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  3. Those are beautiful reasons to spend more time with the kids. I think it’s important to do so because it helps with their well-being.
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  4. I work a lot, but I try to spend as much time as I can with my daughter. Family time is much needed.

  5. Can’t agree more with you. After all these are the things that kids will remember when they grow up.

  6. I agree! Family time is important. We try to always do something at least once a week. My husband has a crazy work schedule, so it can get tricky, but normally we have Sundays to spend as a family. We normally see movies or go out to eat. Sometimes we bowl.
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  7. I believe that if there’s more interactive time, there would also be less behavioral problems with the kids. They also feel more secure and confident.

  8. Yes, I agree that family interaction time is a must and board games are the best way to achieve it.

  9. glad to see this as this days, it feels like everyone is online and missing out actual physical social activity

  10. There is something wonderful about spending time as a family participating in games or things you just all love to do.
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  11. Spending quality with my family is incredibly important. One of my favorite ways to spend time with my family is playing board games.

  12. I couldn’t agree more about spending time together! The week seems to FLY by, I love weekends where we can all reconnect!

  13. This is great and I completely agree! Family time is crucial for children. My husband and I make sure we dedicate time with our little ones like game night and movie night and frequent trips to the park.
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  14. Family time has become a very important in my Families lives. My Husband and I try to set aside as much time as we can to spend it with out children.
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  15. This is so point on! It is so easy to give a kid an iPad and be done. We cherish all of our family time we can get.

  16. This is so important! We need to definitely be more aware of our kids’ needs instead of letting them occupy themselves with electronics. Time goes by too fast!

  17. This is a great post and I completely agree! Family time is crucial for children. I don”t have children but I remember how enjoyable family time was for me as a child.

  18. It is so important that we remember every single point you state in this blog post. I am so pro non-elaborately expensive AND elaborately connective experiences. We had so much fun on road trips without radios and without devices…. oh, how I treasure those memories (and so do my kids!)

  19. I am totally for this. It’s important that prepare family activities. It doesn’t just keep the kids busy, it allows them to learn plenty of things while spending time with you as well. Love it.
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  20. Family time is essential, especially with how busy we all these days. I remember as a kid we always had family dinner and did varying activities together either during the week or on the weekend. It made me want to do the same things with my kid.

  21. Family time is essential especially when the kids are little. I love when we have this time together.

  22. Now my sisters and I are all grown up, but I remember doing so much with my parents as a kid. They were both really involved in our activities, and it was such a great way to bond!
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  23. I work from home but still find it hard to make quality time as a family. So I decided that the times when my toddler is awake and feeling fresh I stop all my work and play or read with him. Weekends are reserved for fun times with daddy around too. Your post really made me think as to how this is going to be more important as the kids grow up.
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  24. Time together is a weird that were you may not see the benefits immediate (speaking from a siblings perspective), but it shapes you and grounds you in so many ways!

  25. Growing up, I had a family who was very close. It got me through some very rough times as I got older and I don’t think I would have made it through without that. I agree, tight knit families are important.

  26. I totally agree with all you have written – so good for bonding and role modelling to help your children feel loved and learn from you. Great ideas for parents 🙂

  27. I am sure family interactive time is crucial. I definitely need to keep this in mind for when I have my own kids.
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  28. These are such great ideas! I totally agree with the fam jam time

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