These days African families are feeling the stress of working long hours and being away from each other too long. How do they find time for what matters and still be able to enjoy African culture, events, time together, and learning experiences? Here are ten ways for you to spend time and be with family.
1. Share House Duties
Children and parents can do the chores together, giving them a chance to talk about their day and work their frustrations out in a productive manner. Enjoying the home after it is tidy is also important!
2. Have Family Night
Watch a movie, read books with each other, sit and talk, play games. Anything that you enjoy doing together will help you relax. Be sure to make this time sacred and do not let outside obligations or telephone calls interfere. Make it part of the family lifestyle.
3. Go on Field Trips
Places such as museums and landmarks are a great way to spend family time while seeing and learning new things. Don’t forget to take lots of selfies of your fun time!
4. Help With Homework
Parents can spend time with their children, helping with homework and listening to everyday stories.
5. Eat Meals Together
This gives everyone a chance to unwind and talk while taking care of an essential need.
6. Play Sports Together
Help a family member with a project or volunteer as a family.
8. Plant a Garden
Fresh food is a bonus, and the time spent working on it adds value to the experience.
9. Work From Home
If it’s possible, take a day now and then to work from home when all the family is around.
Take the kids to school then the spouse to work. This gives everyone time together at the start of the day and end of the day.
Keep a positive attitude and you will surely enjoy family time!