With our hectic lifestyles work, errands, driving the kids around to their activities, making dinner etc… Lets face it, family time gets put on back burner or forgotten about.
Family time helps children create bonds with one another. It also helps kids to relax around you (the parent) so they will want to open up and talk. This time should also be used to joke around and have fun. To get your kids to smile and laugh is so important ( when I see this to me it means a wall came down for a moment). The time you spend together that is positive are the memories your kids will remember and enjoy when they grow up. Good memories create a sense who they are.
Take advantage of the little bit of time you have together. Such as dinner, time in the car, waiting at Dr. appointments, saying good night. Even a simple I Love You goes a long way.