Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Religion & Spirituality
  3. Western Religions

Family fun: Follow the leader

One of the toughest things that parents must teach their children is when to follow and when and how to lead. Successful adults can do both, and they know when to do each one. Family Fun Night can be a great time to teach some of these skills. Everyone plays Follow the Leader when they’re kids. This week’s family fun night offers a variation on that old game.

Each member of the family gets to be the leader for a specified period of time. If you have younger children, keep the time short…about 15 minutes per family member. If you have older children, the time could be a little longer…about 30 minutes per family member.

Rule 1: The entire family must participate in the activity that the leader chooses.
Rule 2: Mom and Dad go first. This helps instill in children that parents are the leaders of the home.
Rule 3: When you are the leader, you must pick an activity that everyone can participate in.

Follow the leader provides a great opportunity for parents to get closer to their children. You can just relax and play with your kids, and you can also see what interests them and what they are enjoying.

Please click on the Subscribe link above this article if you would like to receive email alerts as new articles are published to this website. 

Comments

Advertisement

Life

  • Randy Travis
    Randy Travis returns with 'Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am' in August
    Today's Buzz
  • Alternative medicine
    Alternative medicine: Remedies to make the bugs in your body go away for good
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Back to school
    These 10 items are sure winners on your back-to-school shopping trip
    Camera
    12 Photos
  • Izabel Goulart
    Izabel Goulart walks the runway with Studio F at Colombia Moda
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Ombre' technique
    Go for the gusto: What ombre' technique are you?
    Camera
    5 Photos