‘Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.’ Jim Rohn
With an increasingly busy lifestyle it can be difficult to find time to spend with your family. Between work and school, study and sport, and all the other activities squeezed into a day, family members end up passing each other on the stairs on their way out. Extended family members can live in the same town, but never find the time to see each other. Once of the benefits of having quality time as a family is that is creates a memory bank, so it is worthwhile reviewing your schedules to find more time to spend together.
Many studies have been done about TV viewing. Average figures say people watch between 15 and 21 hours of TV every week. Studies also show that children spend only 20 minutes a day in quality time with their mums, and only five minutes with their dads. Cutting back on TV could be the easiest way to create space for quality time in your family.
More tips about creating quality time can be found in LOVE IN AOTEAROA.