Are you a bit frustrated because your kids spend too much time on their phones or in front of the television set? Or maybe you have come to the realization that you and your spouse are doing the same thing. In our technology-driven world, that's certainly an easy thing to do, isn't it? If you have decided that you want to enhance communication within your family, from setting some rules at mealtimes to buying communication card games for kids, here are some ideas that might help you.
Set Rules - As you set rules that will enhance communication in your family, you'll probably want to do it in a low-key way, perhaps even starting slow and adding rules as you progress in your goal. For example, it's probably pretty easy for you to make the rule No Phones During Meals. Think of making that a fun rule by asking each family member to place his or her phone in the middle of the table. The person who reaches for the phone first has to do something like cleaning the kitchen or taking out the trash. And consider giving perks for not using the phone at the table; for example, the person who abides by the rule consistently gets a special privilege, like staying up late or having a one-on-one date with one or both parents.
Think of doing something similar in the car. You can ask your kids to turn off their music, even the car radio, and to please stay off the phone while you are with them. Explain that it's common courtesy to give attention to those who are in the car with them. Think of using car time as an opportunity to talk about things that are important to your children and to you.
Play Games - Don't you think there's just something special about playing games as a family? You can even make up communication games yourself. For example, think of creating games where everybody is a winner. One idea is to write questions on 3 x 5 cards. Make enough question cards to form a stack. Each person takes a turn picking a card, then that person can either answer the question themselves, or the question can be posed to another person. You can even buy communication card games that you can play together as a family. The whole point is to have a good time together and to get to know each other better.Share
10 March 2018
After I made the choice to become an actor, I knew that there were a lot of things I needed to learn. First and foremost, I realized that I needed to work hard to understand the rules of the theater and stage. I began taking classes that centered around the art of acting, and it was really incredible to see how much more enjoyable my life became. Before I knew it, I was learning more than ever before and really soaking up the lessons I learned in class. I wanted to start a blog all about understanding entertainment guidelines so that you could explore the world of acting.