Family . . . it’s at the heart of everything. Family is there for us when we’re healthy and when we’re recovering, when we’re celebrating and when we need a boost. At Sterling Ranch, we are grateful for the families who have chosen to make this community their home.
There are many benefits to spending time with family. Shared experiences offer a unique connection and strengthen bonds between family members. Read on to discover some of these benefits and explore ways to incorporate quality family time into your weekly routine.
Family Time: Benefits for all
Wellness is the backbone of life. In myriad ways, family time contributes to one’s overall sense of wellness. Strong family connections translate to an elevated sense of support, and time spent together can help reduce stress, boost self-confidence and improve happiness for family members of all ages. Seeking physical wellness as a family is fun and rewarding and can be the touchstone for a joyful life.
Improved behavior & academic performance
A child who spends quality time with family members and receives positive feedback for positive behavior is set on a path to develop healthy patterns. Learning from others and receiving support sets the child up for success, in the classroom and in life.
When families spend time together, opportunities for life lessons abound. Parents are able to model good parenting and teach their children life skills such as conflict resolution and effective communication. This benefits everyone — not only in the present but for generations to come.
Want to live longer? Studies show that healthy relationships may contribute to longer life spans. Forging healthy relationships starts with family.
Activity ideas for time with loved ones
At Sterling Ranch, we see strong family relationships on display every day and we strive to provide opportunities to support this. We believe family time is time well spent. Here are some ideas to promote quality family time on a regular basis:
- Spend time in the great outdoors: The options are endless when you spend time together outside. Hiking and biking, stargazing and walking your pup are just a few ideas for getting out in the fresh air and connecting not only with family but with nature too!
- Make game night a ritual: Humans thrive on routine, so make game night a weekly ritual. From cards to board games to console-based options, everyone will look forward to this special quality time. Or, mix it up and put your spacious home to good use: in your great room, finished basement or loft, establish a “puzzle table” that’s ready and waiting for spontaneous moments of togetherness.
- Cook together: Time together in the kitchen is always time well spent — made all the more enjoyable in well-appointed kitchens like those in brand-new homes. Whether experimenting with new recipes or passing down generations-old family favorites, food adds a richness to time spent together.
- Reimagine “date night”: Say goodbye to the notion of date night being dinner and a movie. The Sterling Ranch Community Events calendar is packed with activities families can do together. Whether the date is parents-only, father/daughter, mother/son or any other combo (including the whole family), there’s always something to do at Sterling Ranch.
Make time for family time
Prioritizing family time pays dividends for every member in the family. Sterling Ranch is a community where families can enjoy quality family time indoors and out all year long. We welcome you to visit us today to tour one of our 19 model homes (and counting!) and be inspired by the possibilities. Open daily.