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No Tobacco for a Day

In an attempt to highlight the negative effects of smoking tobacco, World No Tobacco Day is coming up. This infographic tells you more about the reasons for this effort and what you can do.
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Roses are Red, Violets are Blue…

…and I made a mistake marrying you! At least that’s the premise of the following infographic which talks about marriage and divorce statistics.
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Ashes to Ashes – A Cremation Infographic

What’s better than being buried six-feet under? For many, cremation is becoming an alternative. So what’s it all about? The following infographic tells you everything you ever wanted to know about cremation.
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Weddings and Marriage (infographic)

Ah, love. Often it leads to the institution older than time itself. Marriage. And weddings are a huge industry! How huge? Check out the statistics in this infographic. Read the rest of this entry »

Marriage and Divorce Statistics

What are the latest stats on marriage and divorce? The following infographics provides the data you are looking for.
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Twelve Selfies that Should Never Have Happened

Be careful with that selfie! You might end up taking and posting a photo that can come back to haunt you. Don’t believe us? Check out these selfie disasters and think twice before snapping that picture.
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Struggles of a Typical Family

A family does not separate all of a sudden. It must have issues beforehand that were not addressed. Since not everyone are favorable of families getting separated, it is important to know some of the common issues of the family so these issues can be addressed as early as possible.

Communication issues

Parents are too busy making money at work while kids are busy playing with their friends and their latest gadget. A healthy family has a healthy communication line. If a child has a problem at school, he can tell it to his parents at once. Parents can also share their frustrations at work to their family as a ways of dealing with the problem. If you think your family has communication issues, know the problem and try to improve your communication skills.

Time issues

Sadly, money and health are not the prominent reasons why there are broken families. Unexpectedly time is the most common reason why families break up. Parents don’t have enough time for each other. Parents also don’t have time for their kids. Kids don’t have tome with each tor and for their parents. Everybody is preoccupied with their own endeavors. The family must have time to bond and know each other better.

Conclusion

These are common issues that need to be addressed in the family. However these are not the only reasons that need to be addressed. It just stresses out the importance of communication and spending time with the family.

How Malls Can Be A Place to Bond as a Family

Kids usually love to go to the mall to bond with their friends. In fact, they will just go there to meet with their friends when their parents are not around to bond with them. They can do many things in the mall which is one reason why they love to go there. Parents should take advantage of this knowledge and try to bond with their children by doing the following activities together.

The first that they can do as a family is to eat together. One can find many restaurants in the mall so you just to choose some place where you can eat and chat at the same time. The most convenient choice would be fast food restaurants but if you want healthy choices, you can find one in the mall.

There is no better place to shop than the malls. You can time your bonding together when there are promotions and sales. You can shop together for clothes, gadgets and shoes. This is a good way to kid’s choices, preferences and likes. If you don’t have money to spend yet, window shopping is already a great way to bond with the family.

The mall is a public place and you can see a lot of people going there so it is a perfect place to bond and unwind together as a family. If you run out of ideas on what to do in the mall, you can ask the kids and they will surely know what to do.

Night Activities That the Family Can Enjoy

While it is good to bond during the day, you can also bond together as a family during the night. This only shows that when you are with your family, every minute and second spent with them must be moments filled with joy and happiness. Here are some night activities that you can spend as a family.

The most common activity that the family does at night is have dinner at a family restaurant. By dining together, the family members are able to get updates on each other’s lives and their present problems, issues and concerns. The restaurant doesn’t have to be expensive. It’s the time to gather and dine together as a family that matters.

If you are away on as summer vacation, walking by the beach together as a family is another great way to bond with the family. Walking by the beach gives you the opportunity to enjoy the moment and enjoy the beach at the same time. When you think you have walked enough, you can lie down the beach and do stargazing. You can point at your favorite constellation and once you find a shooting star, everyone has to make a wish. Without you realizing it, you already have a great time with the family.

Having a movie night is another great activity to do at home. You can choose the movie that will be enjoyed by the family and cook the popcorn together. You can even choose those that have a unique shape to make the popcorn more interesting.

Ways to Improve Family Communication

The family is the basic unit of society and this is where the children pick up their core values. However, this is not the case in many families. There are so many problems in the family today. Broken families are one of the most common family problems. Kids no longer have a father or mother figure to look-up to and they don’t have someone to really guide them as they grow up.

This can have negative effects to the children. According to studies, problematic children and juvenile delinquents can be directly attributed to broken families. Since they don’t pick up values from their family, they get their influence from the street and from their gangs. They end up becoming problems to the society.

As a family, it is important therefore to really be united through good and bad times. Parents must really work hard to stay together maybe not for themselves but for the sake of the children. They must have an open line of communication to their children. Parents should not be preoccupied with work. They have to stop for a while and really talk with their children.

They can ask for their accomplishments at school. By communicating, parents can correct and guide the kids on the right decision to make especially when talking about their values and behavior. Parents should also bond with their kids once in a while because this takes away the tension and helps clear any problems that they have in their communication line. When kids and parents have good communication skills, there won’t be any major concerns.