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. When a person wants to live peacefully with their family, this doesn’t mean they are giving everybody in the family a silent treatment. 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. Respect for Every Family Member
Appreciation is also vital in a family, as much as possible family members must know how to acknowledge these achievements after all appreciating the efforts of your loved ones means affection. 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 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.
Being polite is also another way to show respect. Those simple greetings like thanks and please is already a sign that you are acknowledging their help and presence. You can also ask them if there is something good or bad that happened for a certain day.
Keep in mind that being respectful of one’s ideas doesn’t mean you will always nod your head and agree with them. Everyone has their own idea so perhaps you can also share your thoughts about a certain topic. Sometimes your children might have this wonderful ideas and listening to them can be good as well however this is not the case all the time. 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. The way children see this world is entirely different. 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. 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.
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. 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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