Peaceful family living is very much attainable if one knows how to respect individual family members, practice self-discipline and having an open line of communication. When a person wants to live peacefully with their family, this doesn’t mean they are giving everybody in the family a silent treatment. 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. In a family appreciation can be done whenever you respect the views and opinions of your loved ones as well as their personal belongings. Take for example, if a particular member of your family feels lonely then you must not let it pass and just leave them alone. 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 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. 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. When their ideas may seemed inappropriate, this is where an adult’s perception comes in handy. Children have a different perspective. Listening to their ideas is like a give and take relationship, you get to learn from them and the same goes for them. 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.
But the sad thing is people seemed to disregard the age of the person they’re talking to that is why respect is vital thing in one’s 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. 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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