Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A tribute to families with long-time, successful businesses

Passing down family values has always been integral to the development and stability of society. Family businesses could be the site of such diffusion of values.

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Children of business owners inherit a place in their family business. Some of them eventually run the entire enterprise and expand. These children follow the footsteps of their parents, who followed in the footsteps of their parents. Some children are happy keeping the family business going, while others push toward expansion and growth.

While most of the basic family values are taught outside the business, within the family-owned entity, children still learn a lot from current leadership. A perfect example of one of these lessons is financial stewardship, or the efficient management of resources. This is one very important value that children, whether they choose to take on the family business or not, can use as they mature.

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Determination is another important value family businesses teach future generations. Business is like life in the sense that there are ups and downs, highs and lows, failures and successes. Children who are exposed to their family businesses are exposed to the realities of running a business early on and grow up aware of all the challenges of entrepreneurship.   

Management, professionalism, and effective communication are some of the other values children could derive from parents in the course of running the family business.

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Outdoor games that are both safe and tons of fun

There are very few experiences in life as unforgettable as spending time with the family in nature. Not only does a camping or hiking trip calm the minds of parents, it’s also a great time for children to unplug from the technology of the modern world and reconnect with nature, themselves, and the people closest to them.

On that note, here are three games and activities that are both safe and fun for the entire family.

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Camping Olympics

Camping Olympics should be prepared before going on a trip. It’s a whole day affair that’s both tons of fun and can be done almost anywhere in a campsite. From races on a sandy beach to diving competitions on a lake, there’s nothing like Camping Olympics to ignite that healthy competitive spirit. However, parents should keep everything light and breezy for the kids and for safety purposes.

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Scavenger hunt

The scavenger hunt is another activity that requires some preparation, but once it’s done right, it can be one heck of an adventure, especially for children. If the kids are below seven years, parents should participate or act as guides. Older children though can compete by themselves.

Scary stories

This classic camp activity never fails to bring everyone closer together -- because they’d be too afraid to be alone at night. Having each family member tell a scary story at night while roasting marshmallows and sipping on hot chocolate is one the greatest bonding experiences in human history.

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