It’s a new year and everyone makes resolutions. Most resolutions are about weight loss, working out more, spending less among other things. Some resolutions stick and others do not. Most of these resolutions are individual, but what about making family resolutions?
Family resolutions are similar, with the intent to resolve a particular concern or issue. Family resolutions involve everyone giving their input about how they want to get a long better, such as following through with chores, supporting one another, having regular family meetings, or other ideas that the family can come up with.
When resolutions are shared it helps them to stick. People can influence one individual to stay on top of what he or she has resolved to do. Families can stick together not by nagging, but in a supportive way.feel listened to and have a voice in the decision-making process. When a decision is made then everyone understands how the particular resolution will be followed through.
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