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. 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. High Regard to Everyone’s Personal Thoughts and Opinions
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. In a family appreciation can be done whenever you respect the views and opinions of your loved ones as well as their personal belongings. For example, if there is anybody in your family who is feeling sad then you must not ignore it. You must ask them why and just listen to their worries. Don’t feel like you have to do something in order to fix the problem because this is their own battle, what you can do is to be their for them and give them support in anyway you can.
Another way of showing respect is to be courteous in what you do. Even those simple thank you and please is already a sign of being polite. You can even ask them how did their day turn out and just listen to what they are sharing.
Another thing that you need to know is that respect for a person’s ideas doesn’t mean you will conform to what they are telling you. You can probably share what you have in mind too. There are times when your kids come up with superb concepts but there are times too that their thoughts are not that good. 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. Learning something doesn’t always mean you have to listen from a more knowledgeable person, people with the same age as yours sometimes listening to your kids is a good avenue for learning. 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.
But the sad thing is people seemed to disregard the age of the person they’re talking to that is why respect is vital thing in one’s 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. Those people have their entire lifetime to experience this one but it would be best if respect is practiced within your family after all parents are the children’s first teachers.
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