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Family time 9 years 5 months ago #4638

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According to The Independent on Sunday the average family only spends 49 minutes together a day ! ( have a look here ).

As a parent of a temperamental and hormonal teenager who seems to want to spend every moment of her waking time away from her parents ( unless she is after something of course) :lol: I can understand how these statistics add up.

We eat together, watch "certain" programmes together and when she feels like it even walk the dogs together but all under a cloud of moodiness, sometimes I have to say it's worth caving in for the peace and quiet.

How do you deal with family life ?

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Re: Family time 9 years 5 months ago #4643

49 minutes!! That's not even an episode of Doctor Who!!

Families do need to spend more time together, I guess it provides a sense of cohesion that children do not get anywhere else in life.

Should this statistic encourage the government to give more breaks to families?

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Re: Family time 9 years 5 months ago #4646

I'll vote for that!

We played a board game this morning which took more than that.... slightly embarrassed to admit it was scrabble and i came last.. I'd like them to think i lost on purpose but they were all scoring in the teens with every word!!!!! Must have been the help i was giving them.....

I wish.

One way we have found to get good family time is to create family traditions like :
1. Watching Dr Who together
2. Pizza on tuesdays (domino's if we can afford it)
3. Eating together and doing 'high / low' most evenings
4. Board games on bank holidays...

Funny as i look back but some of the most simple stuff (i pooh poohed at the time it was suggested) has actually been the most effective.....

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