Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Community involvement: Strengthening the family

There are innumerable ways to deepen the relationships with family members. By simply doing everyday activities and recreational ones, like playing a game, watching a movie, and traveling, parents and their children can strengthen their bonds with one another. 

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But when families come together and get involved in community service and other charitable pursuits, the activity presents unique benefits. 

Evidently, helping others can bring a sense of fulfillment and joy to volunteers. Doing it as a family provides a higher level of appreciation and satisfaction because of the impact they make in the life of those who are in need. 

Children who undertake volunteerism generally do better in their academic endeavors, because getting involved teaches them a sense of responsibility and empowers them to understand they can be significant in the community. 

They also learn social skills as they understand the plights of the less fortunate members of society. Having the opportunity to aid and interact with these people allows the children, and even the parents, to exhibit better social behaviors. 

Volunteering together is the ideal avenue for families to bond as it benefits not just the parents and the children, but also the community and everyone in it.

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Miami-based Adam Rosenfeld is an active supporter of different charitable institutions. He is a member of the board of directors of Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC, a place for enriching fitness, culture, community, and fun. To learn more about Mr. Rosenfeld’s several advocacies in Miami and beyond, visit this Facebook page.