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Forced Family Fun Time, 2014

So about 8% of people hold to their New Year’s resolutions.  Whether you do or don’t, it’s an enjoyable New Year’s ritual. * Call Grandma more. * Spend more one-on-one time with each kid. AND THE GRAND DADDY OF THE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS, * Forced Family Fun Time.  Once a week. I loved and borrowed the concept of Forced Family Fun Time from an educator at one of my favorite organizations, Parent Education Program. I’ll be the first to say that when the kids were little, it was easy to have those family movie and game nights.  We all enthusiastically gathered for the G movie or a round of Catch Phrase.  Now, not so much.  With a 13-year old son and a 10-year old daughter, it takes forever to find an “enjoyable” and “appropriate” movie for all.  Battling with the sports schedules and the electronic devices cuts into the round-the-table game time.  It’s gotten harder.  But now, along with 2014, comes Forced Family Fun Time.  We call it FFFT. Here was our first try at …