family bonding challenge
A healthy and strong family bond is a goal for many. However, time in the same room with your family is not equal to spending purposeful and engaged time together.
Unfortunately, meaningful life-long connections with our family are not created through pizza & movie nights alone.
The life-long benefit of building trust, respect, cooperation, and deep-rooted commitment to one another comes from talking to each other, not watching other people talk on the screen.
Our Family Bonding Challenge was created to help lead you in the right direction. Each Thursday for the entire year of 2020, we’re releasing one small but valuable new activity to help you build that family bond, strengthen your family team, and support your journey toward becoming a proactive family leader.
Current: Week 8
There are a couple of goals we’re reaching for in this week’s challenge. One of them is simply to find a new way to have our children become responsible for something that supports the whole family.
Another goal is to remind ourselves just how skillful and thoughtful even very young children can be if given the opportunity.
👉 teaching life skills
❤️potentially sharing stories about your responsibilities growing up
👉 supporting their sense of pride and accomplishment in developing a new skill
❤️ explicitly communicating your values around whatever task is chosen
👉 strengthening your bond by creating memories over an activity
❤️ being proactive in your parenting regarding rules of the home & the scope of things that need to get done
👉 fostering a positive attitude around helping the family stay tidy and run smoothly rather than using “chores” as a form of punishment.
If you have young children, give them a few options to choose from. If you have older children, let them come up with the idea independently. As long as their choice is something they can eventually do safely and independently, it’s a win-win!
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