Anyone of you who reads my blog knows how much I value family time. I truly believe that most of our problems can go away if we are strong and together as a family unit. When your family life is good, your WHOLE life is good. Work doesn't seem so hard, annoying neighbors don't seem to bother as much, and the little stresses of life start to show their true insignificance when you are happy in the home. I know I freak out and stress over silly things when I am not being the best wife and mom and Curtis even notices that his job drags on him more when we are having hard family times. Because of this I am constantly looking for more ideas, activities, crafts, lessons, and just nice thoughts about families that I can share with you all and by doing so, I ran across a GREAT website called... "Real Families, Real Answers".
This wonderful website is posted by the School of Family Life and Home and Social Sciences programs at Brigham Young University. It has some wonderful ideas on families and how to help maintain them. Covering areas of how to strengthen a marriage, family relations, protecting family time, handling/dealing with anger, how to become a better parent, and dealing with family finances. They even go into some more specific areas that a family may have to deal with including overcoming family tragedies and how to keep pornography out of the home. I find this very helpful especially in today's world where sex is everywhere. It isn't a question of whether your loved ones will see it, but a question of teaching them to be stronger than it.
If you are a single parent, a blended family, or parent of a teenager they have information molded especially for your needs and situation as well.
My favorite section that I have seen so far is "Protecting Family Time" . Here they focus on the fast paced world that we live in, where everyone from children to adults are over scheduled and pulled thin on time. They have suggestions and guidelines that can help our families become more connected and less stressed. If you would like some more information about the website and their publishers you can read more about what they do here.
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