Spending Time Together
No social media, texting, or television. Bake or cook together, go to a movie, go to the beach, take a painting class, or go on an adventure everyone creates. Do fun things together. Put family first, Rabbi and family counselor Shmuley Boteach wrote. “In happy families, family come before friends,” he said. "The camp counselor understands something that parents don't and that is that caring for kids also has to be fun. Give rules, but understand that kids need fun, too. When kids get bored and listless, they start looking for excitement out of the home and that is when friends become more important. Friendship is important, but subordinate to family.” As much structure as we all need, we need to also have fun, and teach there is more to life than school and work. It doesn’t need to be overtly involved, either. Try something spontaneously like take a drive, or go to an exhibition.