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Happy VS. Unhappy Family Infographic

There are certain habits that our family, as a whole, may or may not have that can contribute to the overall happiness and well-being of our families.

Of course, we are not in complete control of all of our family members’ behaviors, but we can play a role in the influence we have over our kids and significant others. We can try to model and teach healthy and appropriate habits and behaviors.

Take a look at this infographic to see some suggestions for what makes a happy family versus an unhappy family.

Of course, there is no one size fits all for creating happiness and wellness in ourselves or our families but this gives some suggestions for things that are likely to contribute to happiness or unhappiness in most cases.

Happy Family


Happy VS. Unhappy Family Infographic

Heather Gilmore

My name is Heather Gilmore. I am so happy to be able to have a space to share helpful insights and resources to other moms out there. Being a parent is hard work and I hope to be able to give you tips and strategies to make it at least a little bit easier and more enjoyable. We love our kids but any mom knows that they can also be exhausting and overwhelming at times, as well. I have a master's degree in social work. I work as a children's therapist. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and work with children with autism spectrum disorder. Additionally, I am a freelance writer specializing in topics related to children and families. I have my own company called Hope Family Resources which provides resources in person and online to help families find greater hope, health, and happiness. See my site and learn more about me at: or email me at I have also published books on Amazon. Search for "Discpline and Parenting Strategies for Kids with ADHD," "Have Peace: How to Have Peace in Your Busy, Chaotic Life," and "Sibling Rivalry: How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry so You Won't Have to Anymore,"

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APA Reference
Gilmore, H. (2016). Happy VS. Unhappy Family Infographic. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 30, 2020, from


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