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The atmosphere of our family home can often shift depending on the mood of those within it. If your teenage daughter storms from the dining table one evening because they are upset at a sibling, that creates a tense familial situation and hangs a feeling of upset over the entire room. Thankfully, it will dissipate. More positively, the budding feeling of love and enjoyment you get each Christmas morning when welcoming your children downstairs is perhaps the time in which love will be felt most, even in the tightest family unit.
A home atmosphere can often be influenced by many things, such as the lighting profile, the furniture orientation, how tidy or clean it is, and how comfortable the space may be. But is it all in the decors? It’s worth asking this question, especially if you have a few social dynamics you need to iron out, extended family members living with you, or complex familial situations that might need your attendance. If you focus on the following advice, odds are that your family atmosphere within the home will feel cleaner, and much more enjoyable.
Please – consider:
It can sometimes be that disputes, disagreements, difficult issues you have to attend to or other family dramas cause you plenty of stress, and having these hanging over your head can sometimes be one of the most draining things you could deal with. This is especially true if the issues are occurring within your own home, such as a grandparent unwilling to reside in the residential community they now need more than ever, or perhaps arguments surrounding the will of a departed relative. This is where legal services such as those offered by Bannister Preston can come into play, as they are far and above the most reliable measure in helping you identify, communicate and execute a solution regarding family law.
Boundaries & Respect
The boundaries and respect of your household have a lot to do with the familial norms you are willing to either tolerate or promote. For example, it might be that you are not happy with your son gaming until 4am using his television speakers, and letting him know that is important. Having everyone sit at the dinner table for lunch and your evening meal can bring the family together, and should be a tradition should you seek it. Boundaries and respect matter, and they can often combine hand in hand to provide the healthiest and most respectful family situation. Toe the line well though, because it is possible to become much too strict.
Open communication within a family home is often the best means in which issues can become aired, and real problems can be discussed. Should a teenager have to tiptoe around the fact that alcohol will be served at a high school party, or should you be able to approach the topic with care and consideration, and allow them to ask you questions about it? It’s when topics are often shut down, cut off, or worse, punished that a home can feel hard to breathe in, and walking on eggshells becomes the norm. Do all you can to avoid that.
With this advice, we hope that in addition to your decors, your familial home atmosphere will be bright and cheery.