There can be times in family life when families somehow disconnect. It may be that each member of your family has their own schedule and they all overlap hence not getting to see each other much. It may also be that you have not made enough time for your children because it has not been physically possible. Either way it is possible your family may have become detached. The result of this is you and your children missing out on the essential interaction of sharing information and experiences and for a family to really work it is best to know what everyone is upto. It can be quite sad when families do not know what is going on in each individuals lives. Just the sharing of information can strengthen the connection.
So how can you re-connect? You can reconnect by going back to basics and getting to know your children again – their feelings, their interests, likes and dislikes, what they have been doing at school etc. This can be as easy as sitting reading a book, playing a game or having meals together and talking. Your child will feel valued and loved that you are showing an interest in them again and that’s what they want most of all. Children need time and love for them to grow and families are a wonderful thing to be a part of.
The Christmas and holiday time is perfect for re-connecting. What one thing do you plan to do to re-connect as a family in the coming weeks?