There is a very popular saying that families who play together, stay together and it is completely true. Many families nowadays, miss out on quality family time because they are so engrossed in their smart phones. This means that they are not paying attention to anyone else around them and that includes their close friends and family members. If you were to look around you right now, you would see that the vast majority of people have their faces pressed against their smartphones and they might lift their heads briefly and then it’s back to the smartphone again.
The family bond is being broken on a daily basis, but thankfully some families are taking the necessary steps to create family activities in Gladstone that will help bring the family unit closer again. The benefits of family time cannot be overstated and the following are just some of them.
* Stronger bonds – All the family members should be always trying to create lasting connections between each other and while it is understood the family members cannot spend hours and hours together, they can certainly put aside at least an hour a week to go to the gym for example and work got together. There do need to be some rules put together however and this includes the banning of smart phones and any other device for the time that is spent together as a family unit.
* Kids are safer – There are so many dangerous things today that the kids are going to find online or on the street, and if they are left to their own devices at all times, they are going to get into trouble. Statistics tell us that families who spend quality time together run into lesser problems with the kids getting up to things that they shouldn’t be doing. Children who also spent more time with family members do much better in school and they get much better grades than those children who don’t spend quality time with their family members at all.
These are only two of the many benefits of family time and there are many more. If you are finding that your family is drifting apart and that the family bond has been lost, you need to take action now. You will find that your kids are much better behaved and they will learn the value of teamwork. Make the changes today and bring your family back together again.