• A Healthy Family


    A healthy family…

    1. Communicates and listens.
    2. Affirms and supports one another.
    3. Teaches respect for others.
    4. Develops a sense of trust.
    5. Has a sense of play and humor.
    6. Exhibits a sense of shared responsibility.
    7. Teaches a sense of right and wrong.
    8. Has a strong sense of family in which rituals and traditions abound.
    9. Has a balance of interaction among members.
    10. Has a shared religious core.
    11. Respects the privacy of one another.
    12. Values service of others.
    13. Fosters table time and conversation.
    14. Shares leisure time.
    15. Admits to and seeks help with problems.

    Delores Curran, Traits of a Healthy Family
    Ballantine Books, New York, 1983