A functional and loving family is not something that simply falls into your lap. It takes work. Perhaps not the kind of work you have to take part in at your job, but the work that is the most primal, the type of social cultivation and support that humans have been taking care of for thousands of years. All functioning, loving family units from history and the present day all share the same virtues, and it can be important to know what those are when starting one yourself. But before we dig into the content of this, we need to add somewhat of a disclaimer. No family unit is perfect, and no family unit is without its challenges.
However, despite all that, every family unit can make the best of their situation, and come to the correct functional, loving environment for them. Consider:
The social setup of a family is important to perfect. What does this mean? It’s not as if your family is a team getting ready for some kind of sporting event or gala. It’s also not as if you can switch out members to best comprise whatever strange setup you hope today. No, instead we’re referring to the love and social support you show one another. Sometimes, it might have to be arranged through the use of impartial family solicitors.
The willingness to be friends with one another, not just family members can elevate a family dynamic to the next level. The best families have their own silly language that they converse in, with in-jokes and strange phrases picked up. The social setup should be completely honest, and all members should be truthful with one another. There should be a pride in the family name, and a willingness to be kind to one another. If you can teach these virtues to your children, your family is sure to be close-knit and beautiful.
Being present with one another is extremely important. Your family need to communicate with one another. You need to take vacations together. You need to actively interested in the lives of all your children, and try to promote them all to do the same with one another. Attending a graduation ceremony, or a sporting event, or a band recital can help the entire family feel like they’re looking out for each other. All children appreciate this, no matter how much they’re trying to be cool on the surface.
A family needs to support the purpose of its individual members. For example, if your son is a keen chef, and wants to cook food for the family (with your supervision checking raw meat etc,) it can be worth it to nourish that feeling. If your family is talented musically, it might be worth teaching them how to play together. Your family need to care for the property, and help out with the little maintenance tasks to help your home remain supported the way it supports you. With the little considerations like this, your family will have a shifting purpose that means the most to its individual members and also in the group.
With these hidden virtues of a loving family, you’re all sure to thrive.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.