You see it on the TV all the time. The perfect mom has the happiest home. But how do you recreate that in your own house? Everything seems to be out of place and you constantly feel like you’re rushing around. It can be very off-putting and make you feel far from perfect. However, that doesn’t mean your home isn’t happy. It also doesn’t mean the perfect mom really does have the happiest home.
Here are some simple tips to create a happy home.
Spend Time With Your Family
Your children don’t really want all the money in the world. The one thing that they really want is to spend time with their parents. It’s time to put your phone away and leave work behind, even if it is just for one night. Spend time together as a family. Play board games, read stories or go out for dinner somewhere. Enjoy each other’s company on a regular basis.
Respect Each Other
You need to respect everyone in your family for their different opinions and personalities. If you don’t, then why would they respect yours?
Tell Them You Love Them
Love between family members should be unconditional. There are times that your children test your patience, but that doesn’t mean the love disappears. The problem is children worry that you will start to resent them.
If you don’t tell them you love them, how do they know it’s true? All the gifts in the world are useless without those three little words.
Teach Manners and Follow Them Yourself
Manners are essential in life. Simple “please” or “thank you” makes a huge difference in a request or doing something. Teach your children all about manners and then follow those rules yourself. Lead by example!
Your children feel like you respect them and they grow up learning how to respect others. You’ll find that it puts a smile on others’ faces too when they see just how well-mannered your children are.
Have Fun and a Laugh
The same applies when they do something that they shouldn’t have done. If it hasn’t hurt anybody or damaged something, stop worrying about it and just join in with the fun.
Try Your Best
You’re not going to be perfect. Even those “perfect moms” you see aren’t really that way. You will make mistakes along the way and your children will act out now and then.
The best thing you can do is try your best and help your family along the way to being happy. Accept that failing at something is fine. You just need to learn from the reasons for failure and try again!