Fun activities you can do at home with the kids.
You may have heard it on the news or morning talk shows: Have dinner together as a family often. There’s even a national initiative, Family Day, that reminds parents “what your kids really want at the dinner table is you.”
Studies have found that kids who have frequent family dinners are less likely to use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.
But it’s not just about the food, say experts: it’s about the connection. Whether you’re eating dinner, going for a nature walk, or holding a family karaoke night, spending time together builds healthy families and healthy kids.
So having fun with your kids can be difficult and frustrating and time consuming but ultimately building good habits with your kids. It’s less important to really do the exercises then it is to build the good habits.
So it’s more important to keep going, keep trying, building good habits. Your kids will be better off in the long run.