How to Keep Your Family Connected in 30 Minutes a Day
One of the biggest struggles for busy moms is living a balanced life; and how to keep your family connected through all the fast-moving days, packed schedules, and numerous time commitments. As moms, we need our family to be our core. A connected family is stronger. A connected family is happier. A connected family is never alone. Keeping your family connected matters. It makes a big difference in your life, and the lives of your children. It’s something that requires time and effort, and also provides an immeasurable return on your investment.
A connected family is better able to successfully work through life’s challenges and come out on the other side: together, stronger than ever. While the need to keep your family connected is not exactly a super-secret, there are so many of us that grapple with how to make it happen when we have such a short amount of time to spend with our families. However, there are many little things that moms can do to make sure they remain in tune with what’s going on with the people living in their homes.
Keep reading for 3 tips on how to keep your family connected in 30 minutes a day.
Regular communication is one of the best ways to learn about your family and stay caught up on what’s happening in their lives. Ask questions, start conversations, and tell your children about your experiences. The more they know about you, age appropriate of course, the more connected they will feel to you. And it doesn’t require long talks, just regular interactions.
Eating your meals together as a family is a wonderful way to keep everyone connected. Having breakfast and/or dinner together on a regular basis establishes tradition and habit; a habit of being together. There’s also a reason why they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – and it applies to children too!
There’s nothing better for your children to become accustomed to than spending good ole’ fashioned quality time with their family. Whether it’s playing a game, watching an entertaining TV show, or reading together: the important thing is that you are making memories and spending time together.
30 minutes a day is just a starting point. Make a commitment to intentionally reach out to your children and make an effort to remain connected – for you, for your children, for your family.