Fun makes for happy families!
Getting family time is a tough thing today, between all our children’s separate sports commitments and activities. However Dr Kenneth N. Condrell, a child psychologist, reported on research into what distinguishes happy families from unhappy ones. He came up with five criteria: Happy families have parents who respect each other, they value extended family, they give compliments to encourage each other, they watch their language to ensure it isn’t abusive, and finally they are families who plan fun together. However sometimes we can all use some help with that!
Messy Church is a fast-paced and fun event for families held monthly on Saturdays from 4pm-6pm at Church of the Saviour – with our next date 18th March. Following a different theme each time there are craft activities for all ages, mess, and games. This is followed by games and songs, a story around the theme and a meal, which means you don’t even need to cook for the family that night.
For many local families, this is a mustn’t miss date in the calendar. It’s also one of the few opportunities to have some genuine family time together, and if Dr Condrell is right, it might just help your family stay happy!
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