Looking On The Bright Side of Parenting
The Keys to a Successful Family Living
There are three primary things that each family member must do, these 3 includes the following: being open with your emotions and thoughts, practice self-discipline and most importantly respect. Keep in mind that there is a difference between peaceful living and being silent. Living harmoniously with your family means you respect individual differences among family members, you know your limitations and you can effectively communicate your thoughts and feelings.
1. Respect for Every Family Member
Knowing when to acknowledge a certain achievement done by one of your family members is a good way of showing you are paying attention to them and you are affectionate too. It is also vital that you respect each member’s ideas and even their personal belongings. Take for example, if a particular member of your family feels lonely then you must not let it pass and just leave them alone. It is vital that to ask them why and if they are ready to open up just listen to their problems. You are not really oblige to fix it for them, just your mere presence and a shoulder to lean on would be enough.
Another form of respect is being polite to everybody. Those simple greetings like thanks and please is already a sign that you are acknowledging their help and presence. You can also ask them if there is something good or bad that happened for a certain day.
Showing respect to one’s ideas mean you have to constantly agree with what they are saying. You can probably share what you have in mind too. There might be moments that you feel so happy with the line of thinking that your kids have but there would also be times that their thoughts are just not appropriate. If the ideas they have are a bit raw or not really good then the wisdom of adults comes very helpful. The perspective of children is very different from the adults. If you are able to listen to what they are really thinking you’ll be surprise how wonderful it is and you can even learn something from it. You can also explain why a certain idea won’t work and just let them try their ideas so long as it won’t put them in grave danger.
Seemingly, many people seemed to forget age when they talk to a person older than them or younger than them thus it is really important to practice respect for one another within the family. The probable reason why some people don’t like to listen to what person has to say is that they feel like they don’t have any vital thing to say or frustrations creeping into them. At this point, those people has their entire lifetime to learn things and understand the essence of respect.
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