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Three Ways to Keep Your Family Connected This Summer

Three Ways to Keep Your Family Connected This Summer

Summer is the time for family! Use this time to build lasting memories and a foundation of love for your family!! Check out these 3 great tips!

Create a family mission statement

A mission statement is a formal summary of aims and values. Traditionally, mission statements are used for businesses to explain their goals and purpose to the world. Creating a family mission statement is a great way to bond and talk about personal family values. This will give each family member something to measure decisions against. If faced with a difficult choice, all you need to do is think about whether your decision reflects the family mission statement.

Have a family night

Having family traditions are a great way to make memories! Select a night of the week and make that a night just for the family. Choose a fun activity that the whole family will enjoy, to do on that night each week! You can make it family game night, family pizza night, family movie night, or something else your family loves! Even if you skip a night here or there, everyone in the family will grow up remembering how special family nights were!

Volunteer together

Volunteering is a great way to give back and can be a great family bonding experience. The act of serving others allows for a greater appreciation of the simple things in life, as well as a better understanding of the needs of others. There are many places that allow whole families to volunteer together — soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters and more. Research your local volunteering opportunities and find the right choice for your family!