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Happy Families: Scoring Time Together

March 16, 2015

Respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities—these are all principles that form the foundation for successful families, as we are taught in “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.”

Neville and Tanya Pereira have discovered the power of these principles in their own family. In the new episode of Happy Families, the Pereiras and their two children, Nick and Kayla, invite you to see what makes them truly happy: time together.

One of their favorite family activities is soccer. You might think that means they all play the game; actually, Kayla and her parents enjoy cheering from the sidelines for Nick, who is boosted by their loving support.

“The fact that I can share the experience with them makes it that [much] more special and it makes us all happier,” Nick says.

Though Nick’s mom is his most enthusiastic cheerleader—no competition—his dad and sister are equally invested in being there for him.

“What’s amazing is how the whole family has rallied around the whole soccer thing—including Mom. Mom is the loudest person we have,” Neville says.

President Thomas S. Monson has often reminded us that good family relationships are the essence of life.

He once said, “I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. … And what is most important almost always involves the people around us.”

See how else the Pereiras spend time together by clicking here.

How do you and your family members support one another and spend time together? Leave a comment to inspire others.