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Four Traits of a Happy, Healthy Family

By Janis B Meredith, JBM Thinks, 01/15/19, 12:00PM CST

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Good communication takes work. Sometimes very hard work. But the benefits of open, honest dialog with your kids will be life-impacting in your relationships.

Because every family is different, there are really no one-size-fits-all parenting strategies. But there are some common traits that a happy and healthy family exhibits. Whether you are a blended family, single parent family, large family, only child family, divorced family, adoption family – the following characteristics and family habits will help you lay a strong foundation in your children that will help you be well on your way to raising champions.

Good Communication

“Good communication” does not mean excessive talking, yelling or venting.