The Strong Family Team
How can your family be more successful as a team?
Norms are the unspoken rules within a family or business the 5 key norms are:
2. Work needs to be personally meaningful.
3. Clear goals and roles need to be defined.
4. Members of a team needs to feel like they can depend on one another.
5. Psychological safety needs to be present.
The last of the norms are the most important and here is how you can aid in developing this state of safety within your home and within your children:
Model behavior you would like to see.
If you cannot live within the norms and expectations you have for your child then trying to get them to do so is impossible.
Do not interupt their conversation with you or others.
Even if you know what they are wanting to say, or if what they say is something you have heard many times before, let them complete their thought process. If you do not a norm of interruption becomes part of their framework.
Let them express difficult emotions.
Allow them to express their sadness, frustration and anger without judging it. They must be allowed to feel and share these as it is a normal part of life and not something to be repressed or disregarded.