Learn how to create a family night with these helpful tips!
Creating a regular family night has been an area of intention in our home. Whether it is game night or movie night, we love having time together.
It is important to me that our kids feel like our home is a place of love and encouragement. We want to build a beautiful unity in our home between all of us. One of the ways, we do this is by having a weekly family night.
Before we head into the tips, let me share a little honesty with you.
Our family nights always have someone crying. There is usually an argument about who gets to be first. During one season, I would be nursing our youngest while we attempted to play a family guide. Family nights do not equal perfect moments. Instead, they are beautifully imperfect moments.
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Tips for Having a Family Night
Decide how often and what day it will be.
We like to have our family night on a weekly basis, keyword being like. I strongly encourage at least once a month. Sometimes, we may have to say no to some things and cut back a little. Once you decide on the frequency, set a date, and put it in the calendar!
Guard this night.
Once you have the date on the calendar, protect it. If you do not protect the date, it will easily get filled with other things.
Make it special.
Some practical ideas are: create your own pizza night, have a special dessert, read a book as a family, play games together, let one of your children plan the night (take turns each time), build with blocks, play superheroes (my boys are so obsessed and if you live by us and drive-by on a Tuesday night you may see all of us running around the yard as superheroes). We have loved using Heroes of the Bible and Family Moments as fun ways to implement truth with fun.
Technology free zone.
During your family night, put the phones away. As parents, we can set an example for our kids and give each other attention.
Are you ready to create your own family night tradition?
You can do it! Get a date on the calendar and start slow with low expectations and an open heart. When we are consistent, there will be fruit.
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