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Why Family Time Matters


With the hectic life that each of us lives, it’s no wonder that many families have put aside the importance of making time for family. It’s far too easy to get caught up in life and neglect the ones we love the most. Think about why you created the family in the first place, you wanted to have a happy little home with the sounds of children’s laughter surrounding you. Both you and your spouse desired to create an actual family, maybe one that you didn’t have when you were growing up.



Defining Family

While today’s society defines family in many different ways with the average family being divorced and co-parenting, it doesn’t negate the reasons why family time matters. Today I want to remind you of a few reasons why family time matters so that you can start placing a higher value of importance upon this quality time together with the people you call family.

The Pure Joy

The joy that comes from family time is not surpassed by any other feeling. There is something to be said about the joyous feeling that stems from spending time with those who love you without conditions. Spending quality time with the ones you love really helps to soothe your soul after a bad day dealing with adult responsibilities.


The Bonds

Family time helps to establish a bond between parent and child, regardless of being a married, single or step-parent these bonding moments are something that will forever stick within the minds of your kids. When kids grow up having a close knit family, they in turn have higher self-confidence and a loyalty to family unlike those who weren’t allotted this special family time on a consistent basis.

Respect and Appreciation

Making sure that you establish a regular family time allows each family member to feel respected, appreciated and cared for. There’s nothing better than ending your day with the ones you love, because it washes away all of the bad things that occurred earlier on.


Excel in Life

Those who make it a point to have family time rate as a high priority in their household really do excel in life as a general rule. Family time matters because it helps you to be a better person than you were yesterday. Family time can encourage a deep bond with husband and wife as well as parent and children.

Brings Adult Children Back Home

Many who grew up to have this quality family time together are found returning home as an adult with their own children. Family time matters because it instills morals and beliefs that most parents want instilled within their children. This love of family goes deeper when the time is spent building the bonds.


Go For It

You created a family for a reason, it’s time to get back to basics and learn to put that family first. Trust me; you won’t miss out on anything by taking a moment to spend quality time with those who love you most!

Let's discus: How do you spend quality time with your family? 

Annmarie John
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  1. There is a reason why there is a sayibg "Family first". Many people have forgotteb that. For a child to become a normal human being you have ti give him your time and attention, not just roof over his head.

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    1. That is true Borka, it should be family first, but unfortunately not everything thinks that way. I wish more people did.

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  2. Oh what a cutie you have :) And yes, family for me is the most important thing in life too!

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  3. Just couldn't agree more and have learned over the years that family truly does come first and is all that matters as life is definitely way too short not to put those that matter first in our lives. Thanks for the reminder here <3

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    1. You're right Janine, family will always come first and even when you're upset and frustrated, they should still always come first.

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  4. Great reminder of what is important. It's so easy to get caught up in tasks and chores at the expense of family. Even when we are there our minds are elsewhere.

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    1. That is very true but you must be present in the moment when it comes to family.

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  5. I love your hairstyle! And your little one is adorable!

    Love,
    Ivelisse | CarnationDreams.com

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    1. Thank you Lvelisse but that isn't me but a photo of my oldest daughter.

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  6. I found some inspiration in your words, besides family will be always there even at bad times.

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  7. What an inspiring and beautiful post! Yes, family time is essential. We homeschool our children, so family time is every day, even now that my daughter is almost graduated, and will go to college soon, I still got some time with my son. We made family priority.

    Blessings

    Claudia via Avalon-Media.org

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    1. And family should always be a priority, they should always come before anything else, that includes jobs and friends. :)

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  8. I grew up with parents who worked way too much. We didn't have so much family time and it made me feel very lonely sometimes. It's so true we need to focus on having family time, even if it's just one hour a week. We need to maintain that connection and bond.

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear that. My family was the opposite, my dad was the only one that worked so we had a lot of time with my mother who stayed at home and took care of the family. However, whenever my dad came home, he spent as much time as he could with us, especially on the weekends.

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  9. This is what a lot of us have forgotten. How much family should be valued. After all, when we fall, there's no one else that will pick us up other than family. It's important to spend time with each other, it doesn't matter if it's just once a week or once a month. So long as you give yourselves time to reconnect and bond.

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    1. That's right Elizabeth. We may not realize it, but friends come and go but family are for life.

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  10. Family comes first. I once had difficulty deciding. Then husband gave such sound advice: do things that move you tonlove and anything else will follow. From then on, i choose family because it is love. And family time always comes first.

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    1. What a wonderful husband you have, I'm happy that he was able to remind you of that.

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  11. Family time is always the most important part of our lifes... Great bonding moment!

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    1. And that's what family time should do, bring you closer together.

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  12. I completely agree that Family time matters a lot. For years I have been living away from my family due to academics and work . But now that my parents and I are together though not everyday of the week, we plan to catch up every Saturday and go out exploring England together.

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    1. Awww that sounds like a lot of fun and I'm sure that they're excited to have you back at home, just like you are to be back with them.

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  13. Family is the most important thing in the world and always should come first. Lovely post. xx

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    1. Thank you Anna and thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Spending quality time with the kids is important, it makes them more aware of the value of family. It also builds a better bond between the kids and the parents. I agree with every reason that you have here, especially the last two. They are more likely to become successful and when they finally have their own family, they will make an effort to bring their kids closer to you.

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    1. Yes that's true. I've learned that kids respond to what they see. So if they had a great family upbringing they are more than likely going to do the same for their own kids. I grew up traveling the world with my mother and now that I'm a mother, I try and do the same for my kids. Show them different cultures and bond at the same time.

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  15. Sometimes I wonder if life without technology was better or not. We were so close as families when we were growing up. Parents nowadays and kids have so much distractions and preoccupations, it is really a task to pull the family together. Double the effort! though it all worth it in the end!

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    1. I wonder that at times myself. It seems that the more technology we have the less time we spend with each other.

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  16. Spending time with your family is super important and especially when the kids are small. Btw, love the colour of your hair! Missing Santa Monica and walks on the beach...

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    1. Awww thank you Tina and that is true. BTW that's my oldest daughter and not me. :)

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  17. Your pictures are too precious! I love that one of you playing in the water! I agree that quality family time as a kid creates the pathway for good relationships with your parents as adults. That's definitely how it worked for me!

    Nina
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    1. I'm happy to hear that it also worked for you. And that photo is of my oldest and youngest daughter enjoying family time on vacation.

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  18. Family should always be a priority. It's the moments you spend together that strengthens each member of the family.

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    1. Absolutely correct! The more time you spend together as a family, the stronger your bond will be.

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  19. Indeed, family time is a time that needs to be treasured. We all are busy but we must find some time for people who matter the most.

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    1. Family time is indeed special and we must not only find, but make time to spend with the ones who we say matter to us.

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  20. Quality family time is key to better family bonding. No matter the busy schedule one should always remember that family comes first.

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    1. You really should because to be honest, family won't always be around, so enjoy them while you can.

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  21. I agree that spending time with thr family is great and it builds up the relationship

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    1. It really does and spending time with your family should be something that you strive to do.

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  22. You are so right, we tend to forget about what is important in our lives and family does matter.

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    1. A lot of people don't realize that unfortunately and by the time they do, it's usually too late for them. Family is very important.

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  23. Too true. In our hunt for excellence in professional life & money meking, we end up forgetting how to use the money or how to celebrate the success. If it isn't for family, then for who??!!

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  24. You do not have to convince me about this. Family time indeed matters. Bonds are built that will last a lifetime. You really have to make time for family time.

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    1. You really do have to make time for family, no matter how busy you may be.

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  25. Family time is definitely very important because it will help bring people together and solve problems. Quality family time is something I will focus on when I have my own! :)

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    1. That's good to hear Tiffany. Thanks for stopping by.

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  26. My family time with my kid is going to the mall and shopping. Also watching a movie is also what we love to do (me and my kid)

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    1. Well you're doing something together and that's what matters.

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  27. Yeah!! You are absolutely right! We should never take family for granted!

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  28. I love all the feelings. I was missing it a lot when we were away. It's the bringing me back to being a kid, and the pure joy. The laughter! The togetherness.

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    1. I love that too. I miss all the time I spent together with my family when I was younger myself.

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  29. I must say Family time is the most important part of growing together as a happy family. Kids wont remember other things but they do remember the time we have spent.

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    1. They sure do remember all the time that was spent together. I still remember all the fun times I had with my parents those many years ago and want to do the same for my own family.

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