Special Nights with the Family

Making the most of the minutes available for the little people in your life that mean so much to you.

Sometimes, it feels like all you do is give your all to making your family happy. Every second at work and home are for their benefit. But if you’re not giving quality time to your littlest loved ones, they could be missing the message. How can you make sure your children know you care?

Institute a special night with your family, and stick with it every month. If you need some assistance figuring out what to do during your special nights, this should help.

Time Matters

The first thing to realize is that it doesn’t matter what you do with your children. All that matters is that you’re doing something together. Simply give them a piece of your time. Though it doesn’t have to be five or six hours, you should at least block off a solid one or two hours. Otherwise, you won’t be able to relax and really enjoy your little people.

Attention Matters

When family night kicks in, the last thing your sweet daughter or tough son wants is for you to be preoccupied. A special night is special because it’s all about you and your kids. Turn off the cell phone and walk away from the computer and pay attention to whomever your special night is with. After all, there is nothing special about mom or dad doing what they always do. Help special night live up to its name by making it special.

Different Matters

In order to make your special night as special as possible, you’ll need to reach out of your ordinary routine. This doesn’t necessarily mean hopping on a jet for a quick tour of a foreign country. But you will want to change things up. An easy way to do this is to ask your kids what they want to do. For the most part, children are relatively impulsive and will say whatever is on their minds. Once they give you an idea, don’t sit around brainstorming more ideas. Go with the first idea and you’ll never get bored!

A Final Tip

Special night is fun for the whole family, but it can be even more memorable if it is just between two people. A great way to do this is for you to take out one of your children every month. The next month, if you have more than one child, take the other one out. This allows you to spend one-on-one time with each of your little people, a recipe for a fantastic special night!

Easy Ideas

Wondering how to make your special nights soar to new heights? Wonder no more. With these down-to-earth ideas, you’ll be the king or queen of special nights in no time!

Walk. It seems so simple, but going on walks with your kids can be a wonderful way to talk and enjoy one another’s company. Let your child set the tempo, stopping when something takes her interest and sprinting to keep up when she wants to race.

Watch. Going to the theater is a very fun time for all, but it can also be stressful and frustrating. Make movie watching enjoyable by watching at home. For an even more exciting night, make popcorn, pull out the air mattress, and snuggle during the movie!

Wail. Do your kids like being the center of attention? Think they’ve got some hidden talent you need to tap into? Make your special night a night for the stars by holding a talent show in your living room. It’ll make you laugh. It’ll make you cry. It’ll make you grow even closer together.

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