Sustainable and Peaceful Family Living – How to Achieve It
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. This merely implies a great respect for everybody, right conduct and treatment, knowing one’s limitations and effective manner of speaking one’s thoughts and emotions.
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. One of the best ways to do this is respect their personal space, ideas and even their emotions. For instance, if someone feels vexed or they feel lonely then don’t just shrug it off. Ask them what’s going on and the reasons why they are having such gloomy face. 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. Sometimes those minor things that you say is already a big thing like please, thank you and so on. Another thing is asking how was their day is another thing.
Keep in mind that being respectful of one’s ideas doesn’t mean you will always nod your head and agree with them. 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. The way children see this world is entirely different. 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. It is also a good thing if you are able to explain why a particular concept will not do good but nonetheless you can let them explore and apply their ideas as long as it won’t harm them.
The sad part is that people are no longer mindful of people’s age hence the respect is somehow lost in a sense, that is why it is really vital to practice this one at home especially to the younger ones. 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. 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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