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How to Make More Time for Your Family

If it seems like those precious moments spent with your family are fleeting, follow these tips to get the family together more.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Make family a priority Make your family your priority. We often get bogged down with work, chores, and other menial things, but the first step in making family time is making family a priority.
  • Step 2: Get organized Get organized. Planning ahead is a great way to organize your time and prevent scurrying from one activity to the next.
  • TIP: Limit children's extracurricular activities in favor of spending time with family.
  • Step 3: Schedule family night Schedule a night once a week when you can all come together for a scrumptious dinner, conversation, and even games.
  • TIP: Don’t turn on the television on family night. Make it a time when you can all talk to one another.
  • Step 4: Save a day Set aside an entire day each month devoted completely to the family. Try a drive in the country, lunch in a cozy restaurant, a hike, or a day lounging in the comfort of mom and dad’s bed.
  • Step 5: Cherish the few minutes Don’t underestimate the few minutes you are able to spend with your family daily – these add up to quality family time.
  • Step 6: Be diligent Make deliberate plans to incorporate family time into your schedule. Our biggest investment is in the people we love.
  • FACT: In 2008, there were 73.9 million children aged 17 and under in the U.S. Of those, 67 percent lived with two married parents.

You Will Need

  • Organization
  • Dinner or game nights
  • Car
  • Bed

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