This month in our conversations about family, one of the important things to talk about is romance. Why? Because the example you set for your kids will affect how they are when it comes to romantic relationships.
Let’s start off with an easy example. If you’re always yelling at your partner and speak negatively about them to the kids, what do you think the kids will do? Either they’ll treat their partners the exact same way, or, they’ll treat their partners differently and make sure their partners know that you were a terrible example and they want to be a better partner than you were.
So what if we were to transform the attitude and actions we have towards our partners? Not only would we be teaching our kids good lessons and be setting a good example for our kids, we’ll also be treating our partners better! Richard Bach said:
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.”
I don’t know about you but I would much rather set a good example and establish a good bond with my kids than one built from fear, rejection, a lack of communication and anger. Does your relationship have room for respect and joy in it? Or is it filled with hostility? What bond are you creating within your family?