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4 Ways To Help Create A Happier Family

Cute siblings with their mother making biscuitsLiving a busy schedule with your family and trying to make time for yourself can be stressful. Often times you may begin to feel stuck in the same routine. New ideas on how to keep your family happy could bring just the spark that you need into your home.

Conversation

Getting your kids to open up to you about school or their friendships can be tough, but you may feel it’s an opportunity to bring you closer together. So instead of just asking, try playing a game or going for a walk while you try to get the scoop! Being side-by-side puts people at ease and having the distraction of an activity makes it easier for some kids to open up about things.

Start Traditions

Make up a silly holiday or start celebrating half-birthdays. Holidays always bring families together and there are not enough in the year! Make up a special secret day that just you and your child know about and can look forward to celebrating.

Make Dinner a Success

Trying to get everyone to talk about their day at the dinner table can get boring and routine. Make a fun rewards jar where each time someone talks about a positive part of their day without being asked, they get to pick something from the jar. The jar could be filled of folded up papers with fun things on them, like a trip to the ice-cream shop or an extra half hour of video game playing before going to sleep. The biggest reward however, will of course be the wonderful meal you shared together as a family.

Turn Chores Into Family Fun Time

Getting kids to enjoy chores sounds impossible, but kids who grew up on farms tend to have a wonderful bond with their parents; therefore, it can be a very rewarding activity for all. Use positive reinforcement; ask them to help set the table or weed the garden for 10 minutes – and then go to the park!

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