Family Personalities

What kind of memories do you have from your childhood? Do you recall feelings of warmth and love — or stress and chaos?

How you answer has a lot to do with the environment your parents created in the home, or what I like to call your “Family Aroma.”

There are five healthy “aromas” that families can create.

One is a feeling of Affection. When family members truly care for each other, that sense is carried over into the home.

Another aroma families can create is Respect. This is a sense of honour and recognition and worth.

A third aroma is Order. This is the result of a healthy atmosphere of involving discipline and control, creating a calm and safe place to live.

Fourth is a sense of Merriment. This helps your home become a fun place to be, with lots of joy and laughter.

And finally, there is an aroma of Affirmation. Children know that they are loved and accepted, even when they don’t measure up.

Who wouldn’t want to have those kinds of memories of their childhood?

More Tips

Are you an "Internet Junkie?" Here's a quick test to see if your on-line habit is turning into a full-fledged addiction. Be honest with your answers!

Do you find yourself losing track of time while surfing the Net?

“But Dad! You never listen to me!” Sound familiar? If so, you probably have a teenager in your house.

Having an exceptional marriage isn’t as hard as it might seem.

Here’s a challenge for anyone who is married. Before you go to bed tonight, ask yourself a few critical questions.

Friends play a lot of roles in your life, but did you know that they can also be good for your marriage?

Did you know that for many people the most depressing time of the year comes right after the holidays? We’re all so wrapped up in getting the house decorated and the presents bought that we don’t seem to have a minute to relax.

Isn’t technology great? Between laptops, iPads and phones, you have the whole world at your fingertips. It makes life easier than ever—as long as you don’t let it get out of hand.

Before making a big decision, make sure it’s you making the decision, not your emotions.

Are you guilty of cheating on your spouse?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the parent from the child!

Communication is the lifeblood of a good marriage. No relationship can survive without it.

Pages