The Importance of Eating Meals Together as a Family

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The importance of eating meals together as a family is statistically proven to have a positive influence on families—especially on the children. Yet, how many of us, as parents, struggle to make family mealtime happen on a regular basis. With all the demands on our time, making dinnertime more meaningful…

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Strengthening Families: Core and Balance Leisure Activities

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It's true that "Families that play together, stay together." But it 's not just about doing anything together—it does matter what we choose. By making good choices about the activities families participate in, we can ensure that playing together will help us stay together. Families, just like individuals, need a…

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Strengthening Family: How to Set Up a Family Meeting

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Scheduling a family meeting to discuss family goals, plan family activities, and review the progress of your family can be a great way to strengthen your family. My family holds a monthly family meeting. We started holding meetings when our kids were very little, and it has been a great…

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Family Mealtime Ideas: 10 Ways to Bond Over Dinner

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Following a few fun family mealtime ideas can turn a quick and quiet dinner with little family interaction into a happy and happening discussion where everyone draws closer. Have you ever had a family meal where you're exhausted before you start making dinner; you seem to be the only one…

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Strengthening Family Relationships Through Defining and Recognizing Roles

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Family roles play a very important part in healthy family functioning. Understanding the role each of us plays makes it easier for our families to handle the ups and downs of everyday family life. Think of family roles like a motor in your car. All the pieces have to work…

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Strengthening Family Relationships Through Showing Charity

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Family life is busy. There are constant responsibilities to take care of, general needs to attend to, and plans to make and fulfill. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of it all it becomes easier to reach out and show charity to neighbors and strangers than to our own families.…

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