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Family bonding happens naturally, but it can also be strengthened with just a bit of effort. Communication and group activities can help your family bond. In this section you'll find information and tips for strengthening your family's ties.

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5 Bonding Tips for Adoptive Parents

Adopting a child can be one of the most important things you do in your lifetime, but it's imperative that you develop a bond that will last a lifetime. Make your adopted child a part of the family with these five tips.


10 Forts to Build With Kids

 10 Forts to Build With Kids

Forts are fun for kids and adults. See 10 forts to build with kids to create the ultimate play experience. See more »

10 Kid-friendly Places to Volunteer

 10 Kid-friendly Places to Volunteer

What are some kid-friendly places to volunteer as a family? Learn about ten kid-friendly places to volunteer at HowStuffWorks Family. See more »

5 Volunteer Family Vacations

 5 Volunteer Family Vacations

What can you do for a volunteer family vacation? Learn about five volunteer family vacations at HowStuffWorks Family. See more »

10 Small Volunteer Acts You Can Teach Your Child Now

 10 Small Volunteer Acts You Can Teach Your Child Now

What small volunteer acts can you teach your child now? Learn about ten small volunteer acts for any age. See more »

 How can you bring communication into the picture with stepfamilies?

How can you bring communication into the picture with stepfamilies? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn how to bring communication into the picture with stepfamilies. See more »

Top 10 Famous and Fabulous Sister Acts

 Top 10 Famous and Fabulous Sister Acts

Sisters can be very tight -- but they can also be competitive. What happens when fame is involved? Learn about 10 famous and fabulous sister acts. See more »

Why Your Tween Might Think You're a Loser

 Why Your Tween Might Think You're a Loser

Wondering why your tween might think you're a loser? Visit HowStuffWorks Family to learn why your tween might think you're a loser. See more »

5 Ways to Make 'Forced Family Fun' Less Forced

 5 Ways to Make 'Forced Family Fun' Less Forced

There are ways to make forced family fun less forced. Visit HowStuffWorks Family to see 5 ways to make forced family fun less forced. See more »

You're the Boss: 10 Limits Tweens Still Need

 You're the Boss: 10 Limits Tweens Still Need

There are limits tweens still need in life. Visit HowStuffWorks Family to find 10 limits tweens still need. See more »

10 Ways to Change your Loser Parent Image

 10 Ways to Change your Loser Parent Image

Looking for ways to change your loser parent image? Visit HowStuffWorks Family to find 10 ways to change your loser parent image. See more »