Thought of the Day: June 11, 2018 – Improving Family Life
How are you improving family life at home? Are you changing the way you think, act and react towards the members of your family?
Improving your families quality of life means you set each member of the family on the path they would like to travel.
There are many things you start today to change your family life as you move in to the future. By starting today you see results today.
An important factor to creating positive change in your family is to turn off the television. It is time to communicate with conversation not quantity of time spent together. The pattern needs to change if you want to change where we are and who we are.
Spend quality time together. Consider having a family meeting to discuss what each member of the family want to do.
Watching television should not be on the list.
Decide to cook together and eat together at the dining table. Try going on family walks. Play board games, read books together, got in to the community and give your time to a cause everyone agrees on.
There are endless ways for improving family life.
Parents need to create lasting change and take an active role in the lives of their children. Don’t allow your children to have the “wrong role models.” You be the positive role model in their lives.
Look at all the things going on in the news, music, movies and social media today. Look at who our kids consider role models. If I am right, I believe you would rather be your childs role model over some actor, musician or TV personality.
I understand it is not easy to be at every event your spouse and children want you to attend. But it is important, when possible, to change your schedule and attend.
I am not saying you should lose that million dollar contract you have worked on for the last 6 months.
As long as there is open communication within the family, then there is understand of why you may not every event. If you do miss a children’s recital, ask your spouse to record it and then you can watch it alongside your children when you get home. This will reinforce care and support.
To create understanding you need to change how they speak to each other. Sometimes it is easy to be nice to everyone else, then come home and speak rudely to your loved ones.
Look at how you treat each member and why you might be speaking to them in that manner. If you are speaking rudely, become aware and then change how you react.
When you change how you speak, you create an understanding, love and a stronger b bond between members of the family.
Improving family life means asking your spouse a question then listening without interrupting. When you listen you show the other person that they are important. Sometimes your spouse can be frustrated and just needs someone to listen to them without judgement. If you judge, you do not allow change to happen.
I recommend if you are going to fight as a married couple to do so but in a constructive ways. Decide to work together not against each other. Ask questions to understand what is going on and what the root cause of the argument is.
Ask what you can do to help and how you can create change. Make an effort to change the habits that are not progressing your family in the direction you want to go. Overtime small changes will make a big difference.
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