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Successful Families

According to a study of more than 500 family counselors, the following are the top traits of successful families:

  • Communicating and listening
  • Affirming and supporting family members
  • Respecting one another
  • Developing a sense of trust
  • Sharing time and responsibility
  • Knowing right from wrong
  • Having rituals and traditions
  • Sharing a religious core
  • Respecting privacy.

December, 1988, Focus on the Family Bulletin