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Every family has their ups and downs, siblings will fight, parents will disagree but setting an example of love and care from an early age will really benefit your family life. Have family jokes and moments that are special and spend a weekly evening together where you put each other first and prioritise each other over friends or extended family members. Encourage siblings to be friends and avoid causing rivalry between them, instead praise them for their differences and inspire each child to fulfil their full potential whether it is an academic achievement or a sporting accolade.
Your marriage may be put on the long finger once you have a couple of kiddies around and little time for romantic gestures. However this is a big mistake, your partnership like your relationship with your kids is just as vital to a happy family and should be taken care of and put on the priority list. If you can avoid arguing with your partner in front of the kids and use the time that they are in bed to clear up any misunderstandings, and join together and be united in your parenting styles. Take time to get away from the kiddies, and remember each other as individuals and not just as parents. A happy marriage equals a happy family.
Have meals regularly together and swap stories of each other’s days to stay connected and bonded. If one of the children is struggling or dealing with a problem include siblings in the conversation as they may have an idea or a way to help their sibling. Families that converse and work together are happier and that is key as the kids get older and more independent.
Family life is incredibly busy with activities, work and school but try to not overload yourselves leaving little time to actually spend time together. If there are matches to go to encourage siblings to go and cheer on their brother or sister to include them in their siblings day, and once again you are spending time together at an important occasion in your child’s life.