When you join an organization or a particular community, there are always standards involved. You learn what it means to be part of that community — what’s acceptable, what isn’t, and what members of the community are known for.
We refer to this as a code of conduct, and it defines and governs the behavior of those who belong to the organization.
Living by a code provides a map for life. This uniform set of principles and standards of behavior guide your responses when you face situations of all kinds.
Government agencies, the military, schools, and workplaces all have their own code of conduct. Even the Three Musketeers had one.
Families that live by a code of conduct can experience more unity and certainty in their communication and conflict.
When you have all agreed on what it means to be part of your family — what characterizes your attitude, behavior, and impact — family members can hold each other and themselves to that standard.
What kind of code do you want to guide your family’s behavior? What hidden principles have been guiding your behavior in the past? Have a family meeting and talk about what you all want to look and act like.
Set your standard, then let your communication and conflict take shape around it.
“Families that live by a code of conduct can experience more unity and certainty in their communication and conflict.”
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