As the school year comes to a close, is your family feeling the impact of all that stress? Don’t let the spring turn into chaos and squabbles! Take some time together with these tips for family bonding from Chester Skateland.
First of all, put it on your calendar. You schedule everything else; why not family time? Set aside a day or night for family activities, and protect that schedule. Don’t plan anything else for that time.
Family time can be as simple as eating dinner together. If your schedules won’t allow that, make time for everyone to get together before bed, maybe with a healthy snack like veggies and milk. Encourage everyone to talk about their day and what they hope to accomplish the rest of the week, and just enjoy each other’s company.
Some other fun activities you can do to bond as a family:
- Volunteer at a local non-profit. You’ll all feel good about helping those in need, and make good memories at the same time.
- Enjoy skating together at Chester Stateland. Skating is a great way to unplug and get some exercise. Most Tuesdays are just $2 per person, so you don’t have to break the bank to spend time with your family!
- Read together! You can all read one book out loud, or everyone can read their own stories to themselves. Encourage kids (and parents) to learn the joy of reading while you spend time together.
No matter how you choose to spend time with your loved ones, don’t forget to come with an open heart. Be patient and kind to each other and everyone will have a great time!