When you are young, you spend a lot of your days learning how to handle big situations that don’t always make sense. Sometimes it as a small as learning to stay still when they want nothing more to fidget. However, there are also really heavy things kids have to see happen. They can see the death of a loved one or have to figure out why a family member is different than they used to be. In the last few years we have lost loved ones to addiction, suicide, and so much more. I have had to work on a big life skill with them. I have had to teach them to walk away.
With the coming school year, I have started thinking about how we can set aside some quality time as a family. I have one child in charter school and one homeschooled. My husband also works a shift that means he will see my oldest a lot less. I decided to be deliberate about this and I have put together some family quality time ideas to make the most of our time together. What do you during the school year to make quality time a priority?
Family Quality Time Ideas
We are living in a time where there are increasing tragedies. From school shootings to hurricanes and so much more it can quickly get overwhelming. In fact, it’s getting to a point that every time you turn on the tv, radio, or go out in public you will hear about something tragic happening. As moms, it can be tempting to shield our children from any of this. However, I want to talk to you about how to talk to kids about tragedy.