Spending quality time as a family is important not only when children are young but also as they get older. Busy schedules of work, school, and extracurricular activities can make shared time a real challenge for families.
Quality family time generally does not happen all by itself. A certain amount of planning needs to go into bringing family members together. Some of the following suggestions may appeal to you and your family. Think about some physical activities that you can do as a family, such as:
Have your family think of ideas for weekend outings, fun activities, or projects that the family could do together. Spend about 10 minutes listing the first things that pop into people's heads.
Ask family members to list or name 5 things they enjoy doing together as a family and 5 new family activities they would like to do in the future.
Some ideas to get you started: