As the rapid pace of modern life brings us significant hurdles and threatens to restrain our minds and the minds of our children, the big question obviously is what can be done about it and what will it take to build a healthy happy family?
Check some of our favorite key ingredients to a healthier, happier, more connected, loving family!
- Organize your kids’ daily schedules and get them into the habit of following specific routines and family rituals. Routine and structure will make them feel secure and help them develop self-discipline and a sense of control over their lives.
- Infuse a spirit of joy and fun into your family’s life by arranging trips and travels and getting together for leisure games and activities.
- Make sure your home is a welcoming environment for your family members’ different perspectives, so each one of them will feel free to express his feelings and thoughts.
- Rally your family around the table at least 4 times a week. A habit like this can positively affect your kids’ behaviors and academic performance, and encourage them to develop healthy eating habits to last a lifetime.
- Share family stories of cousins and relatives with your children to help them build a higher self-esteem.
- Get your children involved in household chores and tasks that suit their age. Helping with meal preparation for example, teach kids responsibility.
- Make each member of your family feel special and appreciated for his competencies.
Above all, try to balance flexibility and firmness when dealing with your kids and always set a good example for them by showing love, understanding and self-giving to their father.
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