As 2018 came to an end, I reflected on a tradition that we started last January. We made Sunday nights a Family Movie night. Almost every Sunday, we sat down as a family and watched a movie. If there was an event on Sunday we had to attend (such as an orchestra concert), we would watch one on Friday or Saturday night. If everyone was really tired, it was only half a movie one week and then finish it the next. A few times, we only watched a short cartoon (such as Garfield's Halloween). For the most part we watched Disney animated movies. We did throw in all three Back to the Future movies, though, for good measure. This year we think we are going to focus on more live action Disney movies (we love Disney). It has now become a weekly ritual we all value.
It is really great to all hang out together. I look forward to continuing this tradition for years to come.
Stefanie F. Pisarkiewicz, LPC
Experience and information from a counselor and mother- sharing her two cents on children and teens.