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Be More Honest, Open and Accepting with These Tips

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All parents should aspire to be honest, open and accepting. How can we expect our
kids to be good people if we judge others and use preconceptions and prejudices? If
we continue to be judgmental, our kids will feel unable to talk to us when they’re
older. They might not feel comfortable telling us who they really are.

We all want to have honest, open and accepting relationships with our kids. We love
them unconditionally and they should know that. Here’s how you can be more
honest, open and accepting, and form good relationships with those around you.

Be more spiritual
Spirituality is something that many people don’t fully understand. But that’s because
it means something different to everyone and can be channeled in many ways;
whether that’s meditating, embracing nature or speaking to a psychic (via Many spiritual people are more open and understanding, as they
are better connected to themselves and know how to manage stress. So, learn more
about spirituality and try to embed it into your relationships. Spirituality means
accepting others and abandoning preconceptions: something that we all must do.

Speak to a therapist
Many people feel alarmed at the idea of speaking to a therapist. Surely therapy is
only for people with serious problems that they need to deal with? Everyone should
try therapy at some point in their life. Many people struggle with talking about their
emotions, and therapy helps in opening that door. We learn to listen to our feelings
and share them with others. Normalizing talking about the way we feel helps in
making us honest, open and accepting.

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Education is important in becoming honest and open. Once we leave school or
college we tend to stop learning at such a fast pace. But those who read regularly
continue to educate themselves and take in new perspectives. This means that they
are more accepting of different points of view and are better at having intelligent
conversations with their friends. If you’re not a natural reader, ask around and try
joining a book group. Having friends to discuss books with (over a glass of wine) can
make reading more enjoyable, and you will learn to be open to debates and

Listen to your kids
Many parents find it difficult to listen to their kids – and especially be told that they’re wrong. We raised our kids, so why should they not agree with us? But one of the great things about having kids is that they grow up in a different generation and have different views. We might not want to hear it, but they are probably more liberal and educated than we are. This isn’t something to be ashamed of. In fact, it’s something to be proud of. You’ve done a good job and raised intelligent people. So, get into the habit of listening to your kids and asking questions. Having polite, open-minded debates will make your family stronger and more connected.


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