posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 01:26 AM
My 12 year old and I have always had the last few minutes of each day to ourselves. I still tuck him in and we talk, we laugh, we learn from each
other, we read and discuss a bible study appropriate for his age, and we pray together. Finally, even though he thinks he is getting a little too old
to like it, I still kiss his forehead before I go back to my lovely wife.
If you have seen any of my other threads, you may know I struggle with severe depression and my family is everything to me. So, in addition to our
private time I recently began pulling together around 15 to 20 minutes of videos to watch together as a family. Sometimes I look for inspirational
stories, other days maybe funny things, weird things the next day, maybe baseball fails, even some old 70’s music videos (which he laughs
hysterically at). We get to do this two or three times a week, and I was hoping the folks at ATS would have some good recommendations for an evening
of family time videos. They don’t have to all be on the same subject, nor do they need to be very lengthy as long as the total time for the day
doesn’t exceed about 20 minutes.
After that, his ADHD has him in a land far, far away and I need to get the rubber mallet out (just kidding).
We have had so much fun with this, I recommend it to everyone. If you have any suggestions, please share with me and the rest of our ATS community.
You may find it an extraordinary family bonding exercise.
I look forward to good ideas for all of us with families, or even those of us who would just like to have something to look forward to before bedtime.
Worth the effort.
Thanks for any help.