Question: Since our family has been primarily self-isolating at home, there is a lot more friction between the adult members of the family who have been used to living independently and find being cooped up together, very challenging. Any suggestions?
The Seer: In our family, we have, what we call, rules of engagement; rules to assist our interactions go smoothly. Here are some we live by:
1. Get lots of sleep. It improves memory and helps gain clarity and patience.
2. Take time to decompress when you get home — life amongst the masses isn’t an easy job my Loves.
3. Inside every grown-up, still lives a little child. Be gentle with each other.
4. Each family member is a unique gift. Express praise and gratitude. We’re all trying our best each day.
These are a few examples of rules to help you get on — make up your own as needed, and express lots of praise for things well done.