The importance of family togetherness and how to create it
Mums and dads, being together as a family has many benefits. Find out what they are, and how you too can create beautiful moments together.
Today, families are finding it more difficult to find ways to spend time together. From managing our own set of responsibilities, to endless electronic distractions, it’s easy to see why.
As well-known Smart Parenting coach and columnist Mr. Zaid Mohammad puts it, “We must proactively plan to spend quality time together as a family as it delivers a plethora of invaluable benefits.”
So why is togetherness important in raising a family? For starters, spending time together helps build a sense of worth and instill positive character in your child. In addition, it contributes to the development of your child into someone with real, positive character: responsible, caring for family and community and a true leader.
For these reasons, parents should think about how to best spend those precious moments with their loved ones, even if life may get in the way at times. Speaking of precious moments, there are plenty of activities you can do to start spending family time together. The best part? They won’t cost a lot of money, and they can all be done from the comfort of your home.
#1 How to build a strong family relationship: Work together
Routines such as cleaning the house or doing the laundry cost nothing but do wonders when it comes to instilling a sense of shared responsibility within a child. Besides that, it also helps to solidify the idea that each family member must play their respective role to function together as a loving family unit.
As you work together to complete the task, children will learn little lessons, like why we need to keep the house clean and why it’s important to share the workload. It will teach your child to be responsible from a young age and respectful of the home as a common family area. Once these activities become cemented as a part of your child’s daily routine, he or she will even begin to understand and value the importance of teamwork.
#2 How to build a bright future with your family: Save together
Thinking of bringing your family on a holiday? Create a family fund to make it a reality! Introduce a plan that assigns every family member to a certain task that will contribute to a fund. Say, you promise to do the dishes, and your partner pledges to do the laundry. Meanwhile your child promises to eat her veggies or clean up her room daily. For every task accomplished, an amount of money will go into the fund. This will teach your child to be more appreciative and caring towards family matters, as well as of the value of saving money.
That’s why Dumex Dugro® is introducing a line of cute coin boxes specially designed to get both the child and parents to chip in. You can incorporate this coin box into many other family missions, like getting a birthday present or a trip to the beach. As the coin box gets heavier, your child will feel a sense of accomplishment, and that will motivate him or her to do more good things together.
#3 How to make the most of family time: Celebrate together
After all that effort together, it’s time for the family to reap the benefits. Take that family holiday you've been saving up for. Or do small, everyday things like taking your family on a picnic. Whatever it is, learning to celebrate your successes together will certainly help bring the family closer together. By celebrating these accomplishments, you’re also communicating a positive signal to your child that life is good.
Ultimately, it is important to ensure the family has time together to nurture and grow your child’s positive character. All it takes is a little effort from everyone, some patience and consistency. Soon enough, it will become a family habit. It may seem challenging at first, but what you get in return is priceless.
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