Today’s society keeps us on the move.  It has made us believe that multi-tasking is a good thing, never being present in the moment…always thinking about what’s next on the to-do list.  Because of this mentality, the family has started to sever and become distant.

How many times have you been at the dinner table or seen people at a restaurant on their phones instead of engaging and communicating with each other? It happens so often that there are commercials about it.

There are a few ways to keep the family close and not allow this epidemic to take place in your life.  

1.  Get Back to Family Time– make a day of the week that the family gets together without any devices and catch up on what’s going on in each other’s lives.  

2.  Take or Update the Family Photo– If it’s been years since you’ve taken a photo together or if you’ve never taken one at all, this would be a perfect opportunity to do that.

3.  Cook Dinner Together– For many cultures, the kitchen is the place that brings people together.  Involving the children in cooking safe meals or even just helping to set the table is a wonder way to have everyone involved.