Don’t Give Up on Family Time
It’s common for kids to want to spend time alone or with their friends instead of their family. This is one way in which they’re developing their independence, which is important and necessary and an appreciable quality.
But it should not be handled in a way that the children feel that they are completely disconnected from the family. Even if your child seems uninterested in family time or does not heed to the request/command or counseliling of yours……. Just don’t give up. Keep tempting him or her to play that board game, grab a quick bite or watch a favourite family TV show with you. Still if kids don’t join in family activities, they are aware that despite their disinterest and unwillingness to participate they are still welcome and can join whenever they like or wish.