The average family doesn’t spend as much time bonding as was customary decades ago. Technology has made our lives wiser, convenient and easier. But did you know we interact with machines for 8-10 hours a day and spend less than 2-3 hours interacting with another human?
How often during family gatherings, do you see your loved ones clutching a device of some kind in their hands, noses pressed up against the screens? With technology taking over almost every aspect of our lives, real-life, face to face interaction has decreased, along with the weakening of family ties. But how do we combat this, without any awkwardness, and in an enjoyable way? A study conducted by Cornell University also identified family meals to be of importance. Children are 35% less likely to be involved in an eating disorder, 24% more likely to eat healthier, and 12% less likely to be overweight.
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A report from Familyfacts.org identify that teens who have dinner frequently with their families are less likely to be at risk for substance abuse area teens who only have a meal with their families or less are 2.5 times more likely to smoke cigarettes and 1.5 times more likely to drink alcohol.
What can be obtained from all of this is that family time and family bonding is critical in order to keep all members of the family safe and enhance the well-being
A new card game is being designed, which helps with family bonding. It combines physical actions into the gameplay, including hugs, kisses, and identifying what people are grateful for. This game can help to break the ice amongst family members.