In this day and age we are living in a 24/7 life. It used to be that at least one day was set aside for families to rest, engage in self-care and just relax. Today parents are lucky if they have the family together at one meal a week. Why does this matter? What is the importance of teaching children to have a day off?
We have to remember that HOW we live is going to be the biggest lesson that our children will be taught. When we are working 24/7 we are expressing to our kids that this is a value that we hold. Family does not come first, but work does. We are teaching them that "down time" is not necessary.
There is also a tendency to keep kids scheduled. If they are not in school they are doing sports, dance, boy scouts or numerous other activities. I am not saying that these activities are bad but children NEED down time too.
During family time we teach our children how to engage with others and bond. We are modeling for them how to have relationships with others. We will be teaching our kids that they matter, they come first. It gives each member a time to connect with each other and bond during positive experiences. What valuable lessons to teach!
Midfulness family walk
Look at #5 :)