Turning Over a New Leaf

As we approach the new year just a few hours away, I want to encourage you to include on your list of to-dos for the new year a new take on your relationship with your kids (and parents).

be open

be honest

communicate

be thoughtful

be a great listener

be fun

be loving

There’s a lot of pressure in family situations, typically because we were given our family, and didn’t get to choose them, like we do our friends.  I’ve seen a lot of different family situations and the one thing I know is that you’ve got a choice.  You can decide to make good decisions, try to live at peace, do your best to communicate clearly and explicitly, and approach things from an attitude and lifestyle of love. As we close out 2010 I encourage you to look at your family relationships and discuss ways you can all work together better in 2011.

What will you do different in 2011 with your family?  What success stories do you have from changes made in 2010?  Share your stories and thoughts below.

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