Guest Post: Creativity as a Center of Family Time

You know me – I’m all about the life balance – Enjoy this guest post from Lisa Hayden of the Parents Need to Know blog!

children-961685_640It is vital for you to have the best time with your kids because no sooner than you know it they will be all grown up with their own families. It’s true that time flies, and with busy schedules it can be pretty difficult to bond with your kids and you need to be quite creative in the activities you do together. As a matter of fact, creativity should always be the center of family time.

If you want to understand your kids better, make it a point to bond with them. You can play air hockey with your kids, bike around the neighborhood and a lot more. Be creative so that your children will be looking forward to such moments. Do not hesitate to try something new.

Be creative

It can be pretty difficult to be creative if you have no idea about what to do, what to avoid, how and when to do it. However, the following are some of the factors you can use as a road map for being creative at home;

  • Team work; this is one of the things that keeps the creative juice flowing at all time. Projects, activities, or games, which will involve all members of the family are sure to please everyone.
  •  Venture Outdoors; There is nothing as important as venturing outdoors. Outdoor activities are great stress relievers; help in bonding, there is always more than enough space, and there is no limit to the number of activities that you can engage in as a family. Your children will like it most if they challenge you in their favorite sports, cooking competition – even show you some new tricks and tips on the latest Pokémon Go game.
  •  Avoid bossiness; To be successful in having a great time and bonding with your children, avoid “I’m the boss here” kind of attitude during family activities.
  • Expression of divergent thought line; Give your children room to express different thought lines. Also, do not always choose one member to be the de-facto decision maker. This helps create a friendly environment between the siblings, and everyone can be involved in everything.

While creativity is not inborn, it is something that is nurtured over a period of time. If you have been thinking of getting the most out of activities, then let creativity be your king in all ways.

It is important to consistently be creative in family activities. Nevertheless, there are times you’ll realize that being creative can also be difficult. Ask your kids what they’d like to involve themselves in. A small brainstorming session can help you get a million ideas, of which you will use those that best meet the needs of your family.

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