We have been blessed to have good neighbors. There are many people from our church who live in our subdivision. The kids know they can call them if they ever need anything.
Our closest neighbors in proximity have always been here for us if we need anything. And they have all been good to our kids. We always wave and speak to our neighbors. And there is a party in our neighborhood nearly every weekend.
I heard on the radio last week that building bonds in your neighborhood is good for kids. It is supposed to help kids feel more secure and more connected. A great family activity can include your neighbors and/or neighborhood.
Street or driveway parties, just letting the kids play, and lots of snacks and drinks are always good, easy and enjoyable. Some folks like to have pool and/or deck parties. Cook outs are great ways to build bonds with neighbors as well.
Finding ways to connect with neighbors can be a great way to build your own family.