2 parents qui aident au coloriage de 2 enfants

Façons concrètes de développer notre vie de famille


La vie de famille a avantage à comprendre des activités et des moments personnellement enrichissants.


  1. Avoir des conversations importantes.

Nous supposons connaitre les gens avec qui nous vivons. Or ils changent et nous devons garder le contact pour rester à jour ! Nous ne connaissons jamais trop ce qu’ils aiment et n’aiment pas, ce qu’ils souhaitent et ce à quoi il aspirent.

Avoir des conversations posées et ouvertes nous permet d’approfondir notre compréhension mutuelle.


  1. Être présent

Distraits par le téléphone, l’ordinateur, le travail, la télévision, nous diluons souvent l’attention que nous accordons aux membres de notre famille. Pour vraiment apprécier ce que vivent nos enfants nous devons avoir une conversation où nous accordons toute notre attention.


  1. S’amuser ensemble.

S’amuser ensemble nous permet de nous détendre, de nous connaître dans une atmosphère de plaisir et laisse souvent des souvenirs incomparables. Faire une promenade, aller à vélo ou aller patiner, jouer au ballon, à cache-cache, explorer une forêt ou un champ, nager, se lancer à l’eau, s’arroser, autant de plaisirs simples qui rapprochent. Les activités d’équipe où nous travaillons ensemble pour réussir sont de merveilleuses façons de développer la confiance, le sens d’appartenance et de nous unir comme équipe.


  1. Faire des projets.

Penser à long terme consolide le sentiment d’appartenance. Projeter nos vacances ensemble. Planifier ensemble donne le sens de la permanence de la relation et raffermit le désir de vivre et de travailler ensemble.


  1. Consacrer du temps à notre famille.

Y consacrer du temps reste le moyen le plus concret de démontrer à notre famille l’importance que nous lui accordons. Le temps passé ensemble et l’énergie partagée resserre l’unité dans notre famille,



Great family who I love dearly but that’s not to say we get off track from time to time. I want to share with you a few things we do occasionally to get back on the same page.

1. Have deep and meaningful conversations. After being with someone for months or years it’s easy to take them for granted. We assume we know them better than they know themselves. We consider ourselves experts on their likes and dislikes, their needs and wants. And I’m sure you know what they say about assuming. The thing is people change. Their tastes change. Their hopes and dreams evolve. Their outlook on life has likely changed significantly to what it was 15 years ago.

The simple act of sitting and talking about things that matter can do wonders to deepen the understanding we have for one another.

  1. Be present. This probably isn’t the first time you’re hearing this on Zen Habits. When we’re distracted by cell phones, email, work, presentations, TV etc. it’s difficult to really appreciate what’s going on around you. Think about it – if you’re at work trying to have a conversation with your boss but he/she is constantly checking his/her email, phone messages and waving at everyone that walks past the window, how would you feel? Frustrated? Unimportant? Discounted?

You can only fully experience something and give someone your undivided attention     when you don’t have the temptation to be somewhere other than where you are in that moment. Your family is no different.

  1. Do something fun. Block out a chunk of time and do something fun with your entire family. Go for a walk, ride your bikes or go skating. Do something none of you have done before like rock-wall climbing, yoga or badminton. Team activities where you have to work together to succeed are great ways to promote trust, increase the sense of belonging and unite you as a team.
  2. Plan for the future. Think as long term or short term. Maybe you want to plan your summer holidays or what you will do once you’re done school. Maybe you want to plan a little further out and think about retirement or early retirement if that’s in the cards. Planning together gives a sense of longevity to the relationship and gives you something to work towards together.
  3. Invest in your family. Take the time to really put your family first. So many of us simply pay lip service to the phrase “family is my number one priority” yet very few of us actually live it. Investing a bit of time and energy in your family can tighten that core unit, make everyone feel safe and secure and raise happiness to levels you only imagined. If you are ready to go.


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