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Making Time For Family: 4 Daily Lessons To Bring Home

Making Time For Family: 4 Daily Lessons To Bring Home

Maintaining a family is challenging, but it’s also very rewarding. Raising your children to be happy, well-adjusted and productive adults takes effort and involvement that they can only get from you. In order to aid them on this path, it’s important to teach them life lessons every day. One day, they’ll look back on your words and realize that you helped shape the person they became.

Making Time For Family: 4 Daily Lessons To Bring HomeBe Compassionate

Compassion is critical to the ability to forge successful and healthy relationships with other people. When someone has a bad day or isn’t feeling well, it’s important to display compassion and understanding. Another great way to display and promote compassion in your family is to get involved in a charitable cause. There are many people out there who are considerably less fortunate, and it could just as easily be you in that situation. Besides forming stronger trust and family bonds, your children will be more likely to grow up believing in this virtue.

Make Time for Family

In today’s busy and hectic world, it’s all too easy to become isolated from our family members due to jobs, school responsibilities and social obligations. However, we also have a responsibility to spend quality time with our families. Consider setting aside a family movie night once or twice per week. If your couch isn’t big enough to fit everyone, there are many Furniture Stores in Edmonton Alberta that residents can count on for quality and selection. It’s important to make the home as cozy as possible and create an environment that promotes family time.

Adhere to Your Promises

Promises mean nothing if their makers don’t keep them. Furthermore, intentionally breaking promises results in a loss in trust and reduced feelings of security. When you make a promise to your spouse or children, make sure you keep it if it’s within your control. It’s also important not to make promises lightly. If there’s any doubt that you’ll be able to fulfill it, it’s better not to make the promise at all.


Good relationships with loved ones also depends on honesty and communication. If something is bothering you, get it out in the open instead of letting it fester into resentment or an emotional meltdown. It’s surprising how easily these things can be resolved when someone speaks up. The whole thing may have come down to a simple misunderstanding. The rule of honesty also applies to praise and recognition. When someone has done something particularly well or did something that pleased you, let them know. Everyone wants and deserves recognition for their efforts.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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