Fostering Family Relations through Recreational Activities

The family that plays together, stays together. A happy family relation is built around doing things together. Yes guy's ,recreational activities that are enjoyed by the family as a whole or by different members playing together foster a closer and more pleasant family relationship.

Our family members play different roles and perform various responsibilities inside and outside of our home. These may bring about tensions and feelings of tiredness, boredom, and similar negative feelings. You know how to release these negative feelings? well for me guy's it can be released through different forms of recreation--either by games, sports, backyard gardening , projects, listening to music, watching plays, television or movies, going out for picnics, and other activities where every family members takes an active part.

Recreation is define as ''any form of activity in which the individual feels a sense of freedom and o self-forgetfulness and to which he/she gives himself/herself wholeheartedly because of the satisfaction he/ she gains by participating''. This definition emphasizes on the ''how'' rather than the '' what'' . It does not really matter as long as this activity brings about real satisfaction for every member and the family as a whole.

Like when our children step into the adolescent period, they drop some family activities in favor of doing more with their age group. But completely pulling away from these family activities would mean missing important values in personal and family living. Here some of these values.

1. Enhancing sense of companionship through family participation in different forms of recreational activities.

2. Enriching communication skills through family discussion of news events, current issues like pollution, and forest degradation , latest technology , political issues and other observations about life.
3. Acquiring skills in entertaining friends, relatives and guest, in which planning and implementing are shared by the whole family.
4. Acquiring values social skills for global social situations like accepting decisions open-mindedly, courtesy and and enhancing skills in sports, dealing with people, and etc.
5. Enriching experiences through family trips and vacations to other places. But for us we did not do this because of financial issue.
6. Doing social action activities with identified or establish civic groups.
7. Enjoying the satisfaction derived from giving and receiving surprises during significant occasions like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, holidays and other expected or unexpected celebrations. Hay ang haba ata ng naisip kong isulat , sakit ng daliri ko tuloy.......he hehe

3 Response to "Fostering Family Relations through Recreational Activities"

  1. Lou says:
    June 12, 2008 at 10:13 AM

    Oi, this is very true.


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