How to Fortify Family Relationship  

We cannot possibly have a perfect family but we can at least have a happy family relationship. Speaking of happy family relationship, Singapore’s Ministry of Social and Family Development recently conducted a survey. The survey revealed that 86% of parents with teenagers or younger children are satisfied with their relationship to their children. This was revealed on August 3, 2014 at the 10th Singapore Parenting Congress.


As a parent, it is important that you fortify your family relationship. It is not easy and it can be long but at the end of the day, you will be glad you put the effort. Here are some ways on fortifying your family relationship:

  • Express your appreciation. For a start, you can develop how to express appreciation. Appreciation is constantly praising your spouse or your child. Instead of looking into their weakness, it is better that you acknowledge their individual strength and make them feel that they are wanted, accepted and loved. This is the easiest. You can simply say “good job” or “keep it up”.
  • Spend more time with the family. This is the basic thing that you should do if you are serious about fortifying your family relationship. You have to spend more time with the family. For your rest days, you can plan different activities that will surely bring joy to the family. For instance, you can cook or invite the family to watch a movie, go camping, picnic, etc. There are a lot of possibilities. Be creative if you must; this will excite the family. Your family needs to know that you have time for them despite your hectic schedule.


  • Communicate. Your spouse and your children have a lot of things to tell you at the end of the day. You have to listen to them and talk about it. Sharing their experiences is a delight to listen. For sure, you have something to share too!
  • Stay committed. Every family should be committed in making the each other happy. The actions of the family should be geared towards promoting the welfare of the each one. You have to invest your time and your energy for the family. If you need to sacrifice something for the welfare of the whole family, you should do it. It is called commitment and love.

There you go. Singaporeans can consider the things mentioned above. Families can surely benefit from this. If you have more ideas on fortifying your family relationships, you have to act immediately. Again, this is not easy but if you let the family understand, they will surely cooperate.