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Tip: Comparing Is Not Fair

family-couch1 500We all do it. We look at someone else and compare our qualities against the other person's. We also do this as a family. I know that I am very guilty of this at times.

This is a very short tip in the form of an encouragement. Comparing one individual or family against another is not fair. Each person and family has their own personality and qualities. 

As with other tips listed on Family Capers, we will not get into the psychology of why we do this. We need to simply agree that each family has its own strengths and areas that need improvement. This is where our focus should be. Not how well we stack up against that other family.

Try this exercise: Sit down as a family in a relaxed environment such as your living room. Have one of the family members sit in the center of the room. Then everyone else seated around should take a turn saying something positive about the person in the center. Repeat this for each family member. After all family members have had their turn in the center, go around the room again and have each person state what they like best about the family.

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Timeless Wisdom

Your success as a family ... our success as a society depends not on what happens in the White House, but on what happens inside your house.

 

- Barbara Bush (former U.S. First Lady)