Your family always knows what to expect because you set clear ground rules that are fair to everyone. Your children know what to expect of you in return thereby creating a trusting bond.
Do you have CONSISTENCY?
- You provide clear expectations
- You are fair
- You treat others equally
- You set clear boundaries
- Am I more concerned with rules than people?
- Is routine winning over responding to needs of others?
- Am I acting like a ‘sheriff’?
- Is my way the only way?
“It’s not fair!” There’s not a home with children that hasn’t heard this phrase at some point. However, you, more than most, know just how to come to the rescue. You listen to their frustration and then find a solution that creates a sense of justice for them. You also set clear expectations and boundaries in the home. Each person knows their role and what is expected of them. This creates and innate sense of security and trust for your family. Since you may not give special treatment in the interest of fairness, be sure to always take a moment to praise each family member. You can even take it a step further by asking them how they would like to be praised. Rewarding the positive will build even deeper trust and understanding, leading to a happier home overall.
Does this sound like you?
How does Consistency show up for you at home? I’d love to hear your story.
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