This on-line sketch of Harmony in the House is intended to encourage you to consider this approach for your family. It shows in broad form the model that provides a basis for guiding children to be individually responsible and participate in developing a harmonious family. Based on actual experience raising my five children, it has proved to be a viable model.
What I want to establish here is the importance of providing an environment that encourages individual responsibility and all the attributes consistent with living agreeably with others, and it must start with the very young. My aim is to provide a simple way for parents and children to communicate and be reminded of the principles that guide us, along with actions that have proved helpful to my family. Referring to the triangular display, the core idea is to consider Self-Interest, Relationships and Achievement in our choices. These roots become the basis for harmonious living.
The book goes deeper in explaining ways the values model can be useful in showing how one’s daily decisions are made. The model also goes into depth about how the Family Plan is developed. Also included on its website is a Family Handbook with blanks so you can create a Family Handbook that fits your situation.
The book includes essays and articles that help inform my model. There is also a list of publications that influenced me. It is my belief that these essential elements will be helpful to any family engaged in showing children lessons for positive living.
This book was published in 2013 and can be ordered at www.Amazon.com as Harmony in the House…A Family Values Model.