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100 ingredients for a recipe for happiness

August 5 2005

According to American scientists, psychologists, recipe for creating a happy family consists of some 100 ingredients, most of which are long known to all - is able to listen to each other, "not to hang labels on other people and to be punctual.

"We tend to underestimate the importance of everyday activities. The family is based on the ordinary, and not on the interesting events such as holidays, when the dynamics change dramatically," - said psychologist Brian Nayven in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

Important in creating a happy family, says scientist Brian - is to create an atmosphere of goodwill and mutual support, not only between spouses but also in their relationships with parents and children and other close relatives. It is important not just to tolerate each other and get pleasure from intercourse.

In everyday life is to follow very simple rules, which, nevertheless, very difficult to observe. Rule number 39 of the 100 Simple Secrets of Happy Families "- to be always punctual. According to psychologists, punctual parents give children confidence in themselves and in the family - children know that they will not let you down. The rule is simple, and everyone could follow it, but many do not "- says Nayven.

Rule number 12 also sounds very simple - to tell children about his childhood and how young were other family members. From the perspective of a psychologist, it allows the youngest members better understand their elders. "Many children - explains Nayven - think that their parents never had a childhood with his family problems. They believe that their parents were born is somewhere in the age of 30."

It is extremely important to be able to engage in dialogue and listen to others. "Listen to everyone. They can not win multiple points of view, but they need to hear, - the scientist. - And then, even if children do not like your decision, they still accept it as their opinion was listened to."

And another tip of a psychologist who is listed in his list at number 88 - do not do everything, and always together. "Hold everything in your possession while in his family - it's not very useful thing - says Nayven. - Your own personality will fade." And for the psychological health of the family is important that each member retained and their own individuality. Therefore, one of the most complex rules of a psychologist - to be able to find in this issue of the delicate balance.

On materials Los Angeles Times.

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