The Keys to a Successful Family Living
Having a family is never easy but if you know how to respect each other, practice self-discipline and even having open lines of communication with one another then everything will go smoothly. Don’t equate peaceful with the term silent for, these two things are entirely different especially when you talk about a successful living. 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. Practice Utmost Respect to Everyone
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. It is vital that to ask them why and if they are ready to open up just listen to their problems. 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.
Being polite is also another way to show respect. 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.
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. People have their own thoughts on something and so it is vital to share yours 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. Sometimes what they really need is guidance and the wisdom of adults who have longer experience whenever their ideas are not that really good after all experience is the best teacher. Children have a different perspective. 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. One of the common reasons why people don’t bother listening to what others has to say is that they feel like the ideas they have are just senseless and absurd. At this point, those people has their entire lifetime to learn things and understand the essence of respect.
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