Updated on September 15, 2015
Camping has always been a favorite of families for fun and get together. Times have changed and teenagers go not like camping anymore, there are no computers and internet signals in the woods and sometimes they even lose their cell communication. Modern camp grounds are not like this, of course you need to roughen it up a bit to enjoy camping, but this does not mean you have to be totally isolated from the world.
Summer camping with all the family is a great opportunity to bond and have fun. Even teenagers will go for it if you chose the camp carefully and make sure that they have wireless computer access and that they are within cell phone communication too. This does not mean that the kids will spend the day hooked up to the computers or phones all day. It means that they can feel safe and comfortable because they
Updated on November 30, 2015
Attitudes to family, marriage and divorce have changed over the last century. Here we look at how different aspects of family life are seen compared to the past.
In the past people married at a much younger age on average than they do today. Marrying in your late teens or early twenties was the norm. Most people got married as this is what was expected of you, and people rarely considered not doing so.
Many fewer decide to marry these days. Many make the conscious decisions not to as they prefer to remain more independent. This can be the case for both genders. Some would argue that people wait to meet the right person now, whereas before they would marry the first person who came along.
Living Together while not Married
In the past it was not socially acceptable for unmarried couples to live together. It was seen as wrong and was therefore extremely
Updated on November 16, 2015
Few things are as tragic or traumatic as a divorceespecially for any school-aged children who may be involved. It is almost a given that despite the best intentions of the parents to keep everything civil, children will still generally choose sides and ultimately decide who they believe caused the divorce. For this parent, reconciliation can seem like an unending nightmare. In many cases, the scars caused by a divorce will linger on in a family for generations to come. While many families choose the let’s not talk about the divorce strategy, few children can accept such a closed-minded answer.
Few divorces begin mutually. There is usually one spouse who files for divorce first and ends up hurting the feelings of the other in the process. It is common for children to identify with the parent who was served papers, especially if they are perceived as an innocent victim or at least
Updated on November 16, 2015
Make this year’s family reunion memorable by giving cheese and sausage gift baskets and other goodies to everyone. It is best to give relatives gifts which remind them of gatherings, especially for families which rarely see each other every year. Below are some tips on how you can make your gifts very special:
Think of food items that your relatives would surely love. Find out what their favorites are, or what their children usually eat. If there are more kids in the family, include candies and healthy treats. Are they fond of eating meat? Do they love sharing pizza at home? If so, you might as well give them meat and cheese gift baskets to enjoy. If you have plenty of time to prepare, determine what each family’s favorites are, and prepare different gift baskets suited to each of them.
When you choose goodies to put in the basket, consider buying nutritious