Elizabeth Heneks believes there are simple things you can do to enhance your household and bolster the bond with your kids.
As vice president of programs for ChildServ, a metropolitan Chicago-based not-for-profit social services agency dedicated to assisting children and families, she offers these ideas:
• Schedule one day every week that is designated as "family day."
• Get down to your kids’ level and play.
• Make every outing fun. "Take the scenic route to the supermarket. Make spontaneous visits to a local museum, landmark or library with your kids. Challenge your child to navigate the way home."