Having a happy family life is important for everyone’s wellbeing. A safe and positive family environment will help each family member to feel supported and help them succeed in other facets of life.

A strong and happy family doesn’t just happen on their own and no parent has all of the right answers all of the time. However, there are strategies to help build a strong and happy family. Our Director, Jodie Brenton wants family counselling and associated strategies to be accessible to all Australian families. Our head psychologist, Mary Magalotti and the Life Resolutions psychologists want to support and provide you with the knowledge to build a happy family. Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti encourage you to seek help if you are experiencing trouble building a happy family dynamic.

Take the time every day to build a happy family

Modern life is busy and fast. It is important that you and your family do something each day to work towards building happiness. If you are spending a great deal of your time rushing from doing one thing and then another, it is important to slow down and enjoy time with your family. This is showing yourself and your family that they are a priority.

Focus on small cherished moments

Many parents are under the impression that in order to have fun or quality time together, they need to go on outings. It can be precious to focus on happiest memories which can be the little moments. You can help shift the focus onto the little things by sharing 3 things you are grateful for everyday with your family.

Do chores together as a family

Even when children complain about the work they have to do, doing chores together can be really beneficial for families. Working and talking together while cleaning the house or washing the car creates a sense of achievement and connection. It also helps children and family members feel valued for making a valuable contribution to the family environment.

Seek Support with Life Resolutions

Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti encourage you to seek help if you are experiencing trouble building a happy family dynamic. Our team of mental health professionals offer family counselling to all Australians, no matter your family type. If you want support in creating a healthy and happy family, contact our friendly team to book an appointment.