When it comes time for a sporting event, it can easy to neglect your family to watch “the game,” and you can get away with that for a couple hours a week, sure, but you have to remember the importance of family and strive to make your love of the game work within the family dynamic. After all, you don’t love sports more than your family. Otherwise, you wouldn’t feel the need to grow a family. Here are just a few easy ways to not feel so guilty tuning out for your weekly sports fix.
First off, make time for special family activities. A family game name or the occasional trip to the movies can do wonders to show your family that care. This is the sort of love and affection that’s not even a little bit apparent when you get into a sporting event, and you need to show them that every chance you get.
Likewise, make time, and make a concerted effort, to take an active interest in your family’s interests. This can mean a lot to them, as I’m sure it meant a lot to you, assuming you had the from your parents growing up. Especially with kids, listening to them and encouraging is the thing they need most in their formative years. They may even take an interest in your sport, or sports, of choice, allowing your sports fix a family bonding activity. However, there’s every chance that they won’t, and they’ll appreciate your interest in what they’re into.
Even if they’re not into sports like you are, you’re bound to have other interests in common. Like, for instance, Disney movies. Pretty much all kids love the Disney classics they grew up with, so why not share your favorites with your kids? Many of them are available at the Disney Store, waiting for you share them. Just remember to cherish your family and, more importantly, show them that you care.