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Family Life around children

Every family has a unique journey, woven together with threads of love, resilience, and understanding. Navigating this winding path is a challenging yet rewarding process. Family life is a world where joy, learning, and growth go hand-in-hand with conflicts, disagreements, and mistakes. The key to succeeding in this beautiful chaos lies in understanding and addressing the basic psychological needs within the family, adopting appropriate parenting styles, and building a deep sense of connection (Matejevic et al.. 2014).

In family life, fulfilling the three basic psychological needs—competence, autonomy, and relatedness—is fundamental. Competence is about feeling effective and capable in our interactions; autonomy involves acting based on our interests and values; and relatedness is about feeling connected and cared for by others (Ryan & Deci, 2000).

Open communication and mutual respect enable all family members, regardless of age, to express their feelings without fear of judgment or dismissal. Such an environment sets the foundation of strong relationships, extremely important for children’s growth and development (Kaufmann et al., 2000).

You see, family life is like a symphony with many notes — some high, some low, but each one contributing to a beautiful melody. Our job is not to search for perfection but to sing this melody in a way that brings out the best in every family member, creating a harmonious tune that resonates with love, respect, and understanding. And we’ve prepared articles and resources to help you do exactly that.

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