RMA Financial is a family based business. We value family relationships and recognise to keep them strong it takes work. Here are a few thoughts on what helps build quality family connections.
Quality time from quantity time.
Something to consider is that opportunities for quality time often emerge from quantity time: The more time you spend together, the better chance you have of sharing quality experiences.
Eating a meal together is a great way to spend quality time with your family.
A strong family finds that opportunities for quality time emerge from quantity time: The more time you spend together, the better chance you have of sharing quality experiences. Eating meals together, talking about the events of the day, sharing joys and defeats, doing household chores together and spending some evenings popping corn and watching movies are examples of shared activities. Some families even schedule one evening every week for special family activities.
Doing things a child or partner wants to do also sends a strong message of love. It’s a good idea to identify the things family members want to do together.
Children will not forget meaningful one-on-one time
How much time should families spend together? That varies from family to family. Families with young children usually spend the most time together because young children need a great deal of physical care and guidance. Families with teenagers may spend less time together because teens naturally want to spend more time with their friends. Single parents need a break from their children and may need more opportunity to enjoy the company of other adults.
Healthy families keep a good balance between “too much” and “not enough” time together. They spend enough time to satisfy all family members. Children learn to bring balance to their lives when they see their parents setting aside time for what they value.