How to Reduce Screentime and Reclaim Family Time
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Tearing the kids away from their phones and video games is no easy task. If your home has turned into a battleground filled with arguments about screentime, then maybe it’s time to take a different approach. Now is the time to reclaim family time without distractions, but the big question is how to do this. One sure-fire way to separate the kids from their tech is to get them outside and active in the fresh air.
Getting the kids outside on an adventure is an excellent way to enjoy quality time as a family. Adventurous family days out provide the perfect opportunity to reconnect with each other and try new things. These shared experiences are sure to be something that your kids remember forever. If you need a little inspiration to help you plan outdoor adventures with the kids, then why not give some of these a try?
Discover Somewhere New
There’s something exciting about heading off to discover a place that you have always wanted to visit. Visiting new places for the first time together is always a memorable, shared experience. Maybe you could visit a beach that you have never been to before and enjoy some fun in the sunshine together. You could make this adventure a regular family day out, and let each family member take it in turns to choose a destination each time.
Fishing as a family is the perfect chance to chat in peaceful surroundings without any distractions. If you have never been fishing before, it is useful to familiarize yourself with what you need to do before you go. Reading through helpful information such as learning to catch trout in this guide will give you a better chance of catching a fish – and impressing the kids!
Take a Bike Ride
Riding a bike is an activity that the kids are sure to enjoy. Taking a long ride in a peaceful countryside setting is the perfect way to enjoy each other’s company. The great thing about a bike ride is that even if the kids are in a grumpy mood and don’t want to chat, you can still be together and the pressure to talk continually is lifted.
Get Ready to Run
Signing up to take part in a charity run is a brilliant activity to try as a family. A charity run provides so many opportunities for you to get together. For a start, you will get to train together and support each other as you push to improve your running times and build up your endurance. Encouraging each other to keep going will play a vital part in your running prep and help you to make it a family bonding experience. Donating the money that you raise to charity will make the effort worthwhile, and you get the bonus of improving your fitness in the process.
Finding ways to spend time together as a family can be challenging at times, but reducing distractions and getting outside should help.
I love this post and thanks for sharing these great family time ideas. I love the go fishing tip the best.
From my window I watch families going out to the local park. Parents checking their screens as they push/carry toddlers, hardly any interaction. Children learn from example.
I don’t ever remember being bored when I was little! We were always out and about.
We love to take the grandchildren four wheeling and fishing to get them out of the house.
With school now online, kids and familes really need a screen break.
Really good to unplug and take a break once in a while.
Going back riding and getting ready for the summer. Okay, all winter long.
I think this is so important now more than ever. We have all increased our screen time and its time to take more control over that!
I remember the days before devices, lol. We actually had spare time back then.
We have been decreasing screen time in our home. I believe it is very important to reconnect with family. Good tips.
These are all great ideas! Thanks!