The main way for families to truly engage is to be present. Putting down phones and other electronics will really help in redirecting attention to those around you. Think about each individuals’ interests and take into account what your family as a whole, would like to do together. The company “Raising Children” states that giving full attention to when someone opens up about difficult issues can be a great way to establish trust and healthy communication within the family. Don’t be afraid to touch on sensitive or spontaneous topic matters. As a family, becoming at ease with discussions that were previously hard to talk about is a great milestone to establishing a healthier relationship.
In conclusion, having a healthy and open relationship with your family has countless benefits concerning overall improved mental health and reduced stress. It might not be easy to begin establishing a positive family relationship, but hopefully, with everyone willing to learn to grow as people and as a family, that you all will reach a wonderful level of care and understanding.
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