American Families Spend Just 37 Minutes Together Each Day

A study published last year revealed a dismal reality: American families with school-aged children spend only about 37 minutes together each day. Mounting pressures at work and school have contributed to this alarming loss of bonding time. As parents have to spend an increasing number of hours at work, children are likewise burdened with more homework and school activities than ever before.

Children need time with their families. When parents bond with kids, they can model healthy habits that will benefit them throughout the lifespan. Shared activities can help kids develop a sense of belonging that builds trust between family members. A sense of family belonging can also help children build resilience in the face of the inevitable life stresses they’ll face. 

About 55% of parents in the same study also reported a need for things to do together as a family. At Medford Fitness, we recognize the need for family time. That’s why we’re hosting a Community Night Out event on April 27th from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Bring the whole family and enjoy a  “Dive In Movie” (Finding Nemo) in our pool area.

The Night Out will feature a DJ, pizza, games, and tons of family-friendly fun. Children ages 5 – 15 are welcome to attend this event, which is open to the public. Children 10 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Details and cost information are listed below. Remember to  call 609-654-1440 to register no later than April 20th.