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MAKING PEACE ISN'T NECESSARILY PEACEFUL
When we think of apeaceful scene, most of us conjure up uto-pian fantasies. As a result we have unrealistic expectations about what a peaceful family should be. We envision a family in a per-petual state of peace and love. This romantic image must be re-placed with an attainable goal if we are to feel successful as parents in the real world.
Let's replace our image of a peaceful family with one of apeacea-ble family, a family that'sable to make peace, a family involved in the ongoing process of resolving conflicts. Kids and grown-ups in a peaceable family are just like kids and grown-ups in any other fam-ily. The children haven't been injected with a serum that tranquil-izes them into being nonviolent lambs for life. The parents are very capable of losing their patience, just like all parents everywhere. It is the process for dealing with inevitable conflicts that is unique.
Copyright © 1993 by Susan Beekman and Jeanne Holmes