Family Night

Worried about family unity or changing family dynamics? A weekly "family night" can be a great way to check in.

Adoptive families may be particularly sensitive to whether the family unit is cohesive, with all members feeling connected. Many of our families don't look the way we imagined they might; most of us work at creating bonds that others take for granted. One strategy is to set aside one evening a week for your family. Pick a day of the week when everyone eats dinner together. After dinner, hold a "family meeting" to discuss the business of being a family. ...

Getting everyone together once a week can be invaluable for family unity.


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