Strengthening family bonds with children during homebound times

As COVID-19 is changing our lives on a daily basis and with school closings, families are home together in often-times tight quarters. This can be very trying, even for the most patient individual. This can also be an opportunity to strengthen our family bonds with children.

It is important to remember that families are the first teachers of their children. Families help teach children how to socialize with the world outside and engage with others. Families form the foundation for children to learn from in order to become great family members and citizens.

I often start many of my teaching sessions with adults asking this question: “Think of someone who was really special to you when you were growing up.” Then I ask, “What was your relationship to this person? What made you think of this person? What did this person do that made him/her so important or special to you?”




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