Tips for Strengthening Relationships with our Children
- Spend one-on-one time with each child. Make sure it's attainable--30 minutes a week engaged in an activity of their choosing, can make a huge impact!
- Swap a family movie night for a family game night
- Cook together--it may take longer and be messier, but the memories will also be grander.
- Get outside and go for a walk. Besides getting some much needed fresh air, the conversations you can have away from distractions are priceless.
- Learn a new skill together or let your child teach you a new skill.
- Share one of your favorite childhood books with your child and read a chapter before bedtime.
- Eat meals together with the television off (scroll down for SEL conversation topics to have around the table).
- Make something together--you can make a craft, build with Legos, plant a garden, or even make a fort.
Virtual Classroom: Strengthening Relationships
Use this link to access the Strengthening Relationships Virtual Classroom. Once in the virtual classroom, just click on pictures to access different activities.
Friendship Dinner Table Topics
- What qualities do you look for in a friend?
- There’s an old saying that goes “in order to have good friends you have to be a good friend.” What does that mean. Do you think it’s true?
- What’s the difference between a friend and an acquaintance?
- What is a “best friend?” Is it possible to have more than one “best friend” at the same time?
- What do you do if you want a person you have just met to become a part of your group, but the others don’t want to have anything to do with this new person?
- What are the benefits of having friends who are different from us?
- How can you show someone that you care and are "hearing" them?
- Sometimes we disagree with our friends or family. How do we disagree respectfully?