The Gift of Laughter

The Gift of Laughter

The ability to laugh as a family not only makes family time more enjoyable; laughter helps families solve problems, reduce relational friction, and helps keep your family healthier by stimulating the immune system. Here are some questions to encourage a good laugh around the dinner table.

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Question 1

What makes you laugh?

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Discover

As you listen to your children explain what makes them laugh, make a note of what they consider humourous.  You may gather the information to use in the future when they need cheering up.

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QUESTION 2

What is the funniest food you have ever eaten?

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DISCOVER

Childhood memories can be the source of much laughter. As you listen to your children remember a funny food, encourage them to elaborate.  The humor may come not only from the food but from the company and conversation surrounding the memory.

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QUESTION 3

When was the last time you laughed so hard you couldn’t control yourself?

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DISCOVER

Memories can bring back powerful emotions.  If laughing is truly healthy, helping your children remember a time of laughter is great medicine. Listen as they recall a hilarious experience; you may find that history repeats itself.

Reflect

Just like healthy meals and family time, life is better with laughter. Making an intentional effort to laught together as a family can build self-esteem in your children, help them deal with the stresses of their day, and bring a joyful end to a hectic day.  Your children will not be the only ones who benefit from this fun activity. As you enjoy their laughter, you may just feel the stresses of your day melt away as well. Make time to laugh with your family, the consequences will brighten our outlook of life.

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About The Author

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Danielle advocates for families of all forms and sizes as co-founder of C2 Family ministry. She is committed to encouraging and equipping them to conquer the chaos by discovering their God-given vision and becoming intentional to live it out as a family. ©C2GenFamily and C2 Family

8 Comments

  1. Rachel

    Laughter really is important. I love the idea of these activities to bring humour into the daily routine

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    • mm

      Thanks for the comment Rachel. I’m glad you enjoyed our post on laughter.

      Reply
  2. Rebecca Wilkie

    I always try to make sure that dinner time is a time we catch up as a family but we always talk about how our day has been. I love the idea of these questions!

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    • mm

      Thanks, Rebecca! I’m glad you carve out time to catch up as a family. It’s so important. In fact, this article about the importance of eating together should be very encouraging to you.

      Reply
  3. Beth

    What a lovely positive post!

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    • mm

      Thank you, Beth, that means a lot to us here at FreshTake.

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  4. FaY

    This is a lovely idea. I’ll be trying it out with my kids at dinner time tonight.

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    • mm

      FaY, I’d love to hear how the questions went with your kids. Hope you enjoyed them.

      Reply

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