“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Tolstoy
1. HAPPY FAMILIES EAT TOGETHER
Families who eat together rather than eating on the go or eating in shifts are healthier and the bond between them is stronger. Plus, when they sit down to eat a meal together they have lower chances to consume fatty foods. Instead, they consume more fruits and vegetables. Moreover, families who eat together help their children avoid bad habits and addictions such as smoking, drugs, and alcohol and instead achieve better results at school.
2. HAPPY FAMILIES RESPECT THEIR ALONE TIME
Even though doing thing together with your family is great, we all need some alone time to decompress and do things on our own. Happy families know this and they respect each other’s personal space.
3. HAPPY FAMILIES GO ON VACATIONS TOGETHER
They enjoy spending time together thus they love planning and going on vacations together. They know how to compromise and value the needs and wished of the other member of the family and that’s why they have fun wherever they go.
4. HAPPY FAMILIES ARE HONEST AND OPEN WITH EACH OTHER
They know that honesty is the best policy and the main ingredient of trust which is the basis of every healthy relationship. By being open and honest, parents teach their children to be open and honest as well. And this brings them even closer together and strengthens their family bond.
5. HAPPY FAMILIES KNOW HOW TO LISTEN
Talking with your spouse and with your children is important. However, what is more important is having a meaningless and productive conversation which cannot be achieved unless you can listen carefully and with respect to what the other party has to say. Families who have these types of conversations are closer and more understanding of one another.
6. HAPPY FAMILIES MAKE AN EFFORT TO STAY HEALTHY
Families who practice walking, running, or doing any kind of physical activity together, are more connected and happier overall. By making a habit of staying active, your whole family will feel and look better.
7. HAPPY FAMILIES HAVE A DOWNTIME
Families are almost always busy: social events, birthdays, homework, sport activities, and so on and so on. So, they usually pick one weekend to just chill and do nothing. They don’t make plans because they know how important it is to have time only for yourself and your family.