Bonding in the car
A simple “joyride” can do wonders for your relationship with your children. That car ride to and from school or to the mall gives the entire family opportunities to bond, communicate and even play.
Just make sure you expand your talk beyond school and work matters, advises Alan. “Nowadays, family members seldom talk about common interests, world affairs, personal challenges, aspirations, and family goals. Most conversations revolve around work, school and academic results. Even if you need to do this, try to dedicate some days to such serious talk and other days to ‘fun’ talk.”