Connecting With Our Kids this Summer

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P1030367 The school year is ending for so many at this time of the year.  Most traditional schools are over or about to be and many homeschoolers take a full summer break.

This can be a wonderful time to connect with your kids. It is a great time to have great conversations, read books together, and to take time to be intentional with your kids.

I love to write a list of fun activities we can do together that deepen our relationship.  I thought it would be fun to share some ideas for your list and I would love for you to share some of yours in the comments.

*Family Vacations or weekend trips

*Staycations (find some great places around town to go to)

*If you have older children working a challenging puzzle together (don’t be in a hurry, sit down for 15 minutes a day until it is complete and just enjoy conversation with your kids).  Frame it to celebrate your hard work and put it on the wall.

*Find some great summer read alouds.

*Play in the rain together.

*Go swimming.

*Cook together.

*Plant a garden, even if it is a small one.

*Have a summer tea party.

*Take walks and enjoy your local parks.

*Have a long picnic together

*Enjoy nature!  Summer can be such a wonderful time to teach your children all about God’s creation!

Whatever you do, be intentional with them. Don’t let the summer pass by without you having great conversation, laughter and fun!  Truly, in a blink of an eye they will be gone.  We often take for granted the little time we do have with our children before they are grown.  My oldest is 13 years old and I now believe my elders when they say, “they will grow up so fast” I really can’t believe that little boy I brought home from the hospital is 13.  Don’t waste the precious time!

If you want to win your children’s hearts, they need quality time with YOU!

What are some of your ideas for summer fun???

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Angela Richter

Angela Richter is a wife to her best friend of 20 years and mother to three! She is the author of Together with Family where she writes about finding ways to connect with your family on a deeper level! She is passionate about intentional parenting and marriage and loves to share practical ways to make family life better! She loves anything regarding homeschooling, writing, reading great books and scrapbooking! She lives in the Northern part of the Bluegrass state and is a Kentucky girl through and through! You can find her on facebook, twitter, and pinterest!

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