1. Self-esteem in children. Children who spend time with their parents participating in activities together build a positive sense of self-worth.
2. Strengthen family bonds. Families who share everyday activities together as well as share vacations or daily excursions as a group form strong, emotional ties.
3. Develop positive behaviors. Children and adolescents who spend more time with their parents are less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol.
4. Parents and children reconnect. Spending time together as a family helps busy parents reconnect with their children. Children tend to share more information about their lives while enjoying an activity with you rather than when you ask them “What did you do today?”