Healthy Family Traits

Healthy Family Traits

Delores Curran

“ Basic beliefs (spiritual values)

provide a shared religious core
teach a sense of right and wrong
value service to others
admit to problems & seek help for them

Interpersonal relationships

promote a sense of trust
affirm and support all members
foster communication & listening
teach respect for others
respect the privacy of one another

General family culture

balances interaction among members
exhibits a sense of shared responsibility
displays a sense of play and humour
fosters family table time & conversation
has a strong sense of family rituals & traditions

Delores Curran, Traits of a Healthy FamilyBallantine Books, New York, 1983