Derbyshire Holiday Cottage and Family Bonding
Vacations and Family BondingThink of a typical day. How much quality time does your family spend together? If yours is a typical family, the answer will be very little. Parents go to work, children go to school, and then have to be taken to sports or music or dance classes after school. At the end of a tiring day, the children might prefer to spend their time in front of the TV or game console while you and your spouse might have special preferences to spend the little time available before retiring. Rarely does it happen that the whole family sits around the dinner table in relaxed conversation. Repeated day in day out, month after month, it can easily come about that there is very little to bind the family together. Each member lives in his or her own world and fails to develop close relationships with other members. The family ceases to be a “family.” We cannot avoid going to work or school to spend quality time together. What we can do is to plan our weekends to be together and also go on family vacations now and then. While weekend get-togethers are great, it is vacations that can really help great family bonds. During vacations, you are away from the distractions of work and home life. You are leaving the TV behind and can also choose to leave the game console and phone at home. What that means is that you will have only yourselves and the attractions of the vacation destination to interact with. The whole family can go on long walks along a forest trail with innumerable sights and sounds that you and your spouse can point out and explain to your kids. You can choose a picnic spot, barbeque some great food and eat and talk. Or you can gather around an old-style fireplace on a cold night and tell stories or recall great memories. Visiting the beach or some historical monument or a museum are other examples of spending time together in enjoyable ways. The time for family vacations is when your kids are school age. Once they grow up, they are likely to prefer vacations with their friends rather than family. It is a great idea to establish strong family bonds when they are still kids. The children will remember the quality times spent together even when they grow up, and are more likely to keep the strong bonds going.
Derbyshire Holidays among Stunning SceneryOne great option for a family vacation is going to the stunningly beautiful Peak District National Park that spans Derbyshire. There are long forest trails, cycling tracks with no traffic and historical monuments where the family can spend quality time. The manifold valley is something you (and your kids) should not miss. The self-catering Derbyshire holiday cottages at Paddock House Farm in Alstonefield village offer accommodation for different sized groups. The six cottages are spread over a spacious ground with picnic and other leisure facilities while the manifold valley, walking and cycling trails and historical monuments are nearby.
Vacations and Family Bonding Think of a typical day. How much quality time does your family spend together? If yours is a typical family, the answer will be very little. Parents go to work, children go to school, and then have to be taken to sports or music or dance classes after school. At the […]Read More
Impact of Vacations on Health For many, vacations are just occasions to enjoy life. You take a break from the humdrum of daily routines to enjoy something different. While the enjoyment value of vacations is known widely, the health benefits they provide might not be so well known. The most obvious benefit is relief from […]Read More