Family Time Worksheet

What is the theory behind this Family Time Worksheet?

Healthy families need to prioritize quality time, especially in today’s fast-paced lives where it is often neglected. The quality of relationships one has with their close family members has been linked with better individual well-being. This is why family therapy encourages families to plan and incorporate their favourite activities and hobbies into their lives. This warrants a collaborative effort from all members to ensure that everyone’s needs are catered to in a balanced way. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet can help families collaborate to come up with a list of activities, both indoor and outdoor, that they can enjoy as a family. Having a list like that can help them easily decide what activities to choose for their designated family quality time. It will also minimize any chances of non-participation since it will be a collaborative list to ensure it includes activities that everyone can enjoy. 

How to use the worksheet?

Instruct the family to sit together and come up with a list of doable activities that fit both their budget and time constraints, so that they can include a part of their regular family quality time. They can later choose to categorise the activities according to weather, time of the day or month, indoors and outdoors etc. It is to be emphasised that a collaborative effort is a must and no member should feel like they would be forced to do something they will not enjoy.

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