Bradley Hospital Parenting Guide: Healthful Leisure
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Most family problems are normal. However, if you feel helpless or overwhelmed, you can call Bradley Hospital.
If you and your family are not in the habit of spending time together for fun, don't try to change overnight. Start with easy things.
Parents, you can start first:
Let your children see that leisure is important to you. Do something for yourself.
Take a look at how you handle time conflicts:
Once you make the commitment, encourage other family members to do the same:
Try not to focus on obstacles. Although there are often barriers such as money, time, transportation, lack of awareness and fear, there are also alternatives.
For example, if you want to exercise and meet people but can't afford to join a health club, you can begin by walking. Then look into no-cost walking clubs.
If you are trying to make friends, it helps to use a hobby or special interest as a starting point. Places for ideas include: