In a world where parents are super busy, kids are overscheduled and everyone seems to be virtually connected, it’s important to maintain some form of real life connection with family. While it may be difficult to connect with the family as a busy parent, we at Geo App Family Locator are here to give you some effortless ideas to connect with the family.
A fantastic way to connect with the family is to read together. Reading encourages larger vocabulary usage, increases creativity and allows the mind to detach from reality. When a family reads together they are able to have some quiet quality time while in the presence of each other. Try making reading together more fun by having a weekly chat about the book you are each reading. This is a great way to encourage communication and broaden your knowledge of each other as individuals.
Take a Nature Walk
You can’t be busy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even the busiest of parents have some sort of downtime, and if you don’t then you are doing it all wrong! Establish one day per week as a nature walk day, shut off all electronics and go off on an adventure together. Nature has a natural way to ease stress by removing unnecessary distractions and forcing you to take a moment to breath.
A nature walk is fun for all ages and you can work to make it a fabulous weekly event that the whole family looks forward to.
Eat a Meal Together
It has been proven time and time again that a family who eats at least one meal together at the kitchen table is closer as a unit. When a family sits down to eat a meal together, the communication flows naturally as each of you discuss your day. This is the perfect time to discuss what each family member enjoyed most that day. As you communicate over a meal together the family bond starts to stick like glue, something unbreakable by any external chaos.
Send Surprise Messages
With the family locator app you can track down where each family member is and drop them a little message. Having an app installed in each family member’s smartphone that allows you to privately message with each other is an easy way to connect with family while leading your busy parental life.
While we recommend unplugging from time to time as a means to fully connect, there’s nothing wrong with dropping a little surprise message to family during your busy day.
Regardless of what you choose to do in your busy life, we hope that these ideas have shed some light on the simplicity of how busy parents can connect with family.
About the Author: Brandy Ellen is a Positive Lifestyle Blogger born and raised in New Hampshire, USA. Brandy is a successful work from home mom of three who enjoys inspiring others to live life fully.
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