Family Bonding through Homegrown Initiatives
“The memories you create together will sustain, empower, and encourage your child,” says Sandra Hassink, M.D., past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is how powerful family bondings are. Family bonding is a meaningful time we spend with our family to create a safe space where you can simply talk and get to know each other. Spending time with the family has a lot of beneficial effects. Not only does it strengthen and build family ties, it also builds a sense of togetherness and more importantly, belongingness to the family. Many grew up in their own homes thinking they do not belong--that the older siblings are the favorites, that they are not important, that tirelessly proving their worth is a must. These are some of the things we do not want anyone to feel in the family. It is a lonely feeling and there seems to be no end in it. So before it becomes too late, make the most out of the quarantine time and make more meaningful memories with the family. Make them feel included and important, this will make a lot of difference. To make this easier, here are some homegrown tips you can try at home.
Enjoy good food together. Many local shops like the Malagos Homegrown Produce have gone the extra mile to keep you and your family healthy and safe. From shifting online to expanding services, innovation has been the key to it all. Enjoying great food with the family for instance can help improve your communication with one another. Choose a few nights during the week and gather the entire family. Rule out electronic devices and simply eat and have a good conversation with them. While you are at it, you may opt to make the kids help in the entire preparation too. The Malagos Homegrown Produce offers a wide variety of DIY meal kits with pre-portioned ingredients you can easily cook at home. Make your own gourmet pizza or whip up a scrumptious donut for snacks, let the kids be the master (for the day) of the kitchen. Remember on this part, as important as it is to impart wisdom to the kids, also remember to be an active listener and ask the kids what is going on with them.
Gardening. This activity makes the family listen and work together. As per Andrea Miranda of CBS Houston, “children learn how to behave in society by watching their parents interact with each other and with the world. Family bonding times are a great way to model expected behaviors inside the family circle and with others in the community. Modeling expected behaviors is also a great way for the parents in the family to learn how to communicate to each other as well.” Doing gardening, cultivating the soil, and repotting plants can be a great way to show patience and understanding the value of “growth” in the family. Small homegrown shops also took the initiative and are now selling many indoor and outdoor plants you can easily take care with the kids.
Baking. By allotting time to be with the kids and bake their favorite snacks, you are actively strengthening family bonds which in turn reinforces mutual respect with one another. Make them help follow directions, listen to their concerns, talk to them about their day. By showing good examples, you can let the children find that you can get more done with good behavior and not by acting out.
The Malagos Homegrown Produce, an online supermarket and delivery in Davao can be tagged as one of the places on where to buy delicious meal kits online and where to buy ornamental plants in Davao. To top it off, we will also be offering Davao food boxes and deliveries that will not only make bonding moments easier but also tastier and even more fun. What are you waiting for? Plan your next bonding moments with us and be rest assured that we’ll give you a service you no less than deserve. A safety reminder for today: stay home, stay homegrown with the Malagos Homegrown Produce.