The Holiday rush has passed and now we are (hopefully) taking time to relax and to spend time together as a family.  It is important that we show our children that while this life can be busy we will always find time for the truly important things; like family. In an age where ipads are the new rattles and cell phones are the new baby blankets, the value of family time still remains. In a study titled “The Influences of Family Leisure Patters on Perceptions of Family Functioning” (Ramon B. Zabriskie, and Bryan P. McCormick, Family Relations 50, No. 3) they talk about how spending quality time with your children helps develop a sense of belonging and promotes your child’s healthy emotional development. This is also associated with developing a strong emotional bond within the family.  Take some time to just relax and enjoy each other.

At Midland Montessori School we believe in the power of family and we also believe in the power of quality time. Spending time together as a family is a gift that should be treasured. We are all guilty at times of taking our loves ones for granted but let’s treasure the time now. It is inevitable in Michigan that the snow will come…and possibly soon…so let’s use that as an opportunity to have some fun as a family. Go sledding, build a snowman, make snow angels, have a snowball fight, make memories!  My family likes to go ice skating and drink hot chocolate. What will your family do?