Family Bonding – For Life and Success

It’s an indescribable feeling you get, and I will try to describe it the best way I can. Once you experience it
first hand, you will agree, there is nothing like it. It is priceless, that no one could ever afford to take away from you.

Bonding is not just an immediate family word, it is something that makes us all family in one world united. It is a feeling, so deep inside you, that you just can’t wait to bond more. The importance of family bonding is the trust and the sense of belonging. It is unforgettable. It is heaven on earth. It is peace. It is family connections. It is Laughter. It is FAMILY LOVE!

This is why family bonding is so important, to save the ones we love from taking the wrong path. Saving the ones we love from others taking the wrong path.

Parenting Plans That Work – It’s All in the Details

By Mary Wollard

It’s impossible to draft a parenting plan that covers all the details that arise when raising children. At some point, you just want to get the major things down, such as regular parenting time and holidays, and be done with it. Here are three future details many parenting plans don’t address, but should:

Haircuts and Piercings

It might seem a bit mundane to include details in your parenting plan about when, where, and how the children will get their hair cut. But these are details that can cause increased conflict in a family. When the children are very young, haircuts are day-to-day decisions that don’t really merit much attention in your parenting plan. And body piercing is not even on the radar!

As the children get older and start to express their independence, however, hair styles and body piercing can become major issues between parents, and between children and parents. Include a general statement in your parenting plan that expresses your shared philosophy regarding the children’s independence in general, and in particular how they may express that independence through their hair and body. You can include in your parenting plan a general statement that you understand these issues might arise in the future and how you intend to address them when they do.

Emergency Room or Hospitalization

How and when should the other parent be notified when a child goes to the emergency room, is hospitalized, or has a serious medical issue? This can especially be an issue when parents don’t live near each other and/or parenting time with one parent is infrequent.

I had a case where a child was hospitalized after a serious traffic accident and the out-of-state parent was not notified at the time. In fact, the parent did not learn of the incident at all until several months later when one of the other children mentioned it. This situation was full of missed opportunities for the child and the parents; opportunities for the parent to show the child how much s/he means to the parent, and opportunities for the child to bond with the parent and experience the parent’s genuine love and concern.

Whether or not your parenting plan provides for shared/joint parenting, the plan should assure that each parent is notified if a child is hospitalized or has a serious medical issue.


Hard as it might be to imagine that your young children will one day be driving, time does march on and the children do grow up. Unless your children are already close to driving age when you are preparing your parenting plan, you don’t need to put all the details about driving in the plan. But you should discuss driving when you’re preparing your plan and include some general agreements about the issue.

Will you share the cost of driver’s education? Will you expect the child to contribute toward that cost? Will driving depend on grades or any other criteria? Even if you choose not to address these issues in your original plan, you might include a statement as to your thoughts on driving and how you will address driving-related issues in the future.

During a divorce or separation, working together on a comprehensive parenting plan seems daunting and uncomfortable. If you take the time in the beginning, however, to give some serious thought and discussion to future parenting issues, you and your children will all benefit.

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Tips For Family Bonding – Making Little Moments Worthwhile

By David Troy

With our busy schedules, we sometimes overlook time that is supposed to be dedicated to our family. Sometimes we feel a bit of guilt most especially when your family starts to ask you again on when you can spend a little time with them again. When you are asked this, you must find ways to fulfill what they need.

Luckily, there are a number of ways you can have to make it happen – even you have a lot things else to do with limited time. You can do some things to make your family bonding activities right at your home comfort. Below are some ideas that you may consider useful.

Simple right? Make some time to have a dinner together with your family. Having a dinner is one of the most simplest yet one of the most valuable time you could spend for your family. You can have talks, thoughts sharing… and most of all you can develop a sense of affection.

Watching movie together

There is no need to go a to theater to enjoy your favorite movie – watch it at home. Watching a movie together with your family is one effective way to make them feel that you are always there despite your busy schedules. But of course, the favor is for your children so when they want to watch a movie that something that is just a so so for you or in other words a movie that you can’t relate, you have to give in…grant them what they want.

Strum your guitar

Music is also another effective way for family bonding. Like most people say, aside from foods, music is the common denominator among people. So, it is worth when you have some time for this – getting your guitar that is hanging for so long and then start to strum your guitar. Play their music and they will surely enjoy.

Above are just few tips but proven effective to make your family getting more stronger. It does not actually take time. Yet, can make your moment with your family worthwhile.

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