The only thing that most people would say is more important than friendship is family. Our families provide material and emotional support throughout our lives. Life would be impossible without family to protect us and to guide us. There is little that our family does not teach us; most children learn everything they know about the world from their parents. Often success in life is based on the strength of families. However, not all members of strong families are always friends. Most families experience some sort of severe conflict at some time in their lives and some experience throughout the life of their family. The ideal is to have a family in which everyone is friends. This does not mean that everyone needs to be best friends, but if you want some peace basic friendship is the only way.
One of the most popular signs of friendship among young people today is the friendship bracelet. These bracelets are great because they express the uniqueness of the friendship. Because the friends make the bracelets themselves they is only one pair like it in the world. Friendship bracelets are not difficult to make; most bracelets are simple combinations of colored thread braided with a simple pattern. There is no reason why friendship bracelets only need to be for friends. If you are looking for a way to make your family members better friends with each other a set of family friendship bracelets could be the answer.
At first your family might not be too keen on the idea of making friendship bracelets together. The nice thing about these bracelets, however, is that they provide some point of common interest for the family. You might be very different in every other respect, but the bracelet says that you belong to this group of people. It is something to be proud of, just as your family is something to be proud of.
Have a family friendship bracelet making party. Gather together and come up with a bracelet style and plan. This could be difficult given that you all probably have different taste in dress. Work to come up with a design you can all agree on. If you cannot all agree on the same design don’t panic. You might have to bargain a little bit and put up with something different designs. The key is not to have identical bracelets but to have bracelets that say something about the family. This might mean that each individual comes up with their own design but with something in common to all the others.
Another way to represent the variety in a family is to have a similar design done in different colors. You could braid the bracelets in the same fashion but with different colors. You could also write each family member’s name on the bracelets with a marker or pen. It is also not necessary to make friendship bracelets by braiding. You can make them out of any material you like as long as they represent the friendships in the family.
Your family friendship bracelets will help your family to remember each other. When they look at the bracelets they will be reminded that they are a part of a group. This will help family members to identify with each other. It will also help them to make good decisions when in a difficult situation. They will be able to look at and feel their bracelet, reminding them of the importance of family. This will encourage further responsibility and a greater sense of family life.
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