One of the most common problems households encounter is a lack of teamwork and unity. It happens in happy households as well as unhappy ones. It’s not necessarily a sign of an unhappy family when teamwork is not present, but it is the sign of problems. Your family will function more appropriately when you take the time to focus on your family unity. You set a better example for your kids, you make more informed decisions, and you all win.
Everyone in your family must communicate if you really want to promote healthy unity and a good example. Your job is to talk to one another, clarify any feelings you’re having, and not leave things undiscussed. Problems in the family are more common when you don’t take the time to listen to one another, and it doesn’t help anyone when you’re not communicating.
Listen to One Another
When someone in your family has something to say, is experiencing a feeling that makes them uncomfortable, or simply doesn’t know what to do about something, your job is to listen. Listen to them to offer advice and help them with their feelings, and really take note of how they feel. Your job as a parent is to help them get through whatever is bothering them, and it’s easier when you take the time to hear them and listen to what they say.
Make Decisions Together
Don’t make decisions without first discussing it with your spouse. This includes any decision no matter how big or small. When you take the time to make your decisions together as a couple and as a family when warranted, you both make the unity within the family stronger. It’s better when you take the time to discuss decisions together, even when they’re small ones. It’s especially important to discuss things that pertain to the kids. If one of you says yes while the other says no, you’re teaching the kids how to undermine you as well as negate the entire concept of family unity.
Your family is important to you, and you can make it stronger by promoting family unity. You can make your family grow together, and that’s what makes you stay together. Your kids will want to spend time with you when you present a united front and a strong balance. Your job is to make sure you’re doing what you can to help them achieve this.