Don’t we all love to see families that are happy together? As parents we should take responsibility of what kind of children we raise. Let us stop passing on that role to teachers, rather we should work together with them.
Every time you see a child misbehaving or acting inappropriately, it goes back to how they were raised. A child brought up in a strongly connected family cannot do certain things. Usually, they tend to have moral standards, which should be every parent’s goal.
Children learn from their parents. Therefore, parents should show a good example to their children. When they grow up to become responsible citizens, you’ll be glad you took the effort. Read on to learn more about this.
What Is Family Connection?
Family connection is the ability of family members to support, communicate and enhance relationships amongst themselves. Family connection is the most crucial aspect of a happy family.
It is upon the parents to set the moral standards for their families. If you came from a broken family, there is no reason your children should come from the same.
If we don’t break such bad cycles by intentionally correcting our parent’s mistakes, then we can never have a crime free society. If you came from a broken family, you know what was lacking, what you wished for from your parents and siblings and others.
When you are planning for the family or have something to discuss, involve children too. Let them feel that they belong to that family and are valued. Ask them questions and praise whatever effort they put in.
Ask for their views, tell them the family goals you intend to work on and ask for their input-however small. It makes children feel loved and they know their views matter which improves their confidence and problem solving.
Visit Other Family Members
As a family, find time to visit other family members, like grandparents, aunts, cousins, etc. Let the young children grow up knowing their relatives.
While visiting, you can decide to take gifts, write greeting cards, or bake a cake which is a sign of love. It is a good habit to instill in the young ones to give as opposed to being on the receiving end all the time.
If you want to see a happy family, create time for each member. Find time to sit and talk to the children. Ask them how school is going, their friends’ names, favorite teacher and about school work.
Do they have any issues? If yes, let them know they can talk to you. And, when they open up to you, don’t judge them, but rather advise them and let them make the final decision.
Create time for your partner too. Once in a while, take the children away and have a romantic day or weekend for just the two of you. If you have the means, you can also go on vacation to rekindle and rejuvenate your love.
Teach Children Family Values
It is important that as parents you have family values that must be respected. Let children know there is certain behavior that your family cannot tolerate. Help the young ones nurture these family values by being a good example.
If we want to see a crime-free society, we all have a role to play. It all begins in the families. How are we bringing up our children? What example are we the parents showing to the young ones?
If we set a good example and intentionally work on our families to get better, society too will follow because its the families that make up society.