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Raising a happy family is the most difficult task in such a moving and scattered life. What does it take to create a better lifestyle, when modern life threatens to overwhelm us?
Here are six secrets to create a joyful family life.
Balancing work and home
It’s not easy balancing your work and home, but how you manage it can make quite a difference to your relationship with your family. Having a balance between work and home is the key for having a good happy life.
Rather than taking discipline as a punishment, you should use it as a way of teaching. Disciplined living is not just for kids; parents should also live accordingly. They should be aware of how to meet the needs without hurting, or offending anyone.
We often use boundaries to protect our family, but it is important that you try to explain why boundaries are there- rather than issuing orders. Because sometimes being protective and possessive makes the space less.
Listening and valuing every family member’s view point create a healthy and comforting environment. When each family member tends to value the other, it creates the air of love with in the home. Joint decision does not only involve everyone, but it also helps to achieve a productive outcome.
Quality time and communication
Try to organize some time together as a family. This will give you all a chance to connect, and talk about the important issues- as well as- the more fun topics. Communication is important during both good and tough times; try to communicate, and make everyone around comfortable and happy.
Flexibility at times is necessary. It’s good to have a routine, but it’s not the end of the world; if it’s interrupted sometimes for spontaneous fun, it will make the family bond strong Insha’Allah.