Why You Should Spend More Time With Your Parents And Family

The human species has always been a species that grows and experiences challenges and changes together.

By Aditya, London · April 16, 2019

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Here are some ways you could improve your relationship with your family.

Share a meal

When we are around our parents we get to bond with them more. Taking the time to sit down and eat a meal with them encourages conversation and gives you the chance to catch up and see them as people!

Consider future relationships

If you are the type of person who is always busy and so you never get to see your parents, you may grow up as a person who is selfish and self-centred.

I say this because if you are not around family members as much then you won’t know what a true relationship is. Then, when you grow to a stage where you are planning to get a partner, you won’t know where to start. Because you are used to being alone, you might prefer to always want to be by yourself and become lonely.

Take a walk, not the TV remote

Your parents are the people that brought you into this world. You must realise that if it weren’t for them, you wouldn’t be alive. Going outside for a walk or an outdoor activity with your parents can boost your bonds. You might not share the same feelings on what you want to watch on TV or at the cinema, so going outside can be common ground- literally! 

Recognise the potential mental health benefits

In my opinion, if you have problems in say school or work, then you may want to isolate yourself from everyone. This might work for some people, but for others it might not be so great. Talking to friends may work, but you should also talk to your parents. Always express yourself to them about anything that troubles you. This will bring you relief, make you feel happier and your parents may even be able to help you fix your problem.



Spending more time with your parents will be beneficial to both you and them!