The Keys to a Successful Family Living
Peaceful family living is very much attainable if one knows how to respect individual family members, practice self-discipline and having an open line of communication. Don’t equate peaceful with the term silent for, these two things are entirely different especially when you talk about a successful living. By peaceful living it means living a family life that practice respect for individual differences, knowing when is the right time to interfere with personal issues of other members in the family and of course effective communication.
1. Practice Utmost Respect to Everyone
In a family, it is vital that everyone will feel respected and that their actions are highly appreciated. It is also vital that you respect each member’s ideas and even their personal belongings. For example, if there is anybody in your family who is feeling sad then you must not ignore it. Ask them what’s going on and the reasons why they are having such gloomy face. Even if they’ll share their problems you are not really entitled to fix it, what they need is someone who can understand where they’re coming from.
Another way of showing respect is to be courteous in what you do. Sometimes those minor things that you say is already a big thing like please, thank you and so on. You can even ask them how did their day turn out and just listen to what they are sharing.
Showing respect to one’s ideas mean you have to constantly agree with what they are saying. Everyone has their own idea so perhaps you can also share your thoughts about a certain topic. 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. Children have a different perspective. Listening to their ideas is like a give and take relationship, you get to learn from them and the same goes for them. It would be good as well if you are able to expound why a certain concept won’t work and just let them put their ideas into action as long is this will not cause any harm.
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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