We have found in the past that the quietness of a trail with no distractions from the outside world is a good time for families to bond.
It is extremely important for families to spend time together. A daughter or son that has an active parental figure in their lives have a better understanding of what it means to be a grownup and will often have more self-confidence. This sets the child up for future success.
Days on trails are filled with times when you have to rely on each other for support, weather you are standing downwind from an elephant bull and you need each other for courage or if you are the person in charge of watch and you are sitting around the fire keeping everyone safe listening to the distant roaring of a lion or the rasping cough of a leopard.