From carving pumpkins to jumping in leaf piles, a look at why the family that plays together stays together.
Today, many families’ lives are jam packed with school, work and activities from household chores to lessons and sports teams. But while those things are important, so is spending quality family time together says Alyson Schaefer, author of Honey I Wrecked the Kids. “This is where we start to have the shared memories, the cohesion. This is where we’re bonding. This is where we’re actually creating our sense of connection and building up the construct of this thing called family. Kids learn that ‘this is my social unit and I am deeply embedded in it and I feel a sense of place in it’. That’s what gives kids a sense of security and one great fun event on the weekend can offset a week of what otherwise might have been a whole lot of squabbling and fighting. So, we’re sort of putting deposits into the emotional bank account of the family.”
The Parent Report’s guest expert is Alyson Shafer, a parenting expert who has appeared on TV and is the author of Honey I Wrecked the Kids.
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