How can our family work together to acquire virtues?
The Theory Z, usually used in management, can be applied to the family in order to work on acquiring virtues.
The Theory Z is to involve one part of the family or all, in some common objectives, and struggle to achieve them. So, you form a group, 2 people minimum, you set up the common goals, then come up with some means to try to achieve them and you make an effort to achieve them. So, everyone struggles to improve, everyone helps each other and we all control our successes and failures. A periodic meeting is basic to follow the struggle and results. And to come up with new means if necessary. I mom was telling me that her three young boys shared a room and they were very disorderly. She applied the theory and the results were incredible!
This theory is also a great way to unite the family. To struggle as a team, increases the motivation.
You can use the Theory Z between mom or dad and / son daughters, older/younger brothers, etc.
Ex. Family that is always late and never on time to invitations, church, school, etc. can work together on the the goal: arrive on time.
Ex. Or if a father and a daughter struggle with Order: Daughter: toys and closet Dad: desk and drawers.
The contents of this lecture were taken from different sources:
Educar la Voluntad by Fernando Corominas
Several lectures given by David Isaacs
Pilar Caranti holds a Masters in Psychology from the Catholic University of Argentina. She is a Certified Professional Life Coach. Family topics and the education of children are her passion. She has given many lectures on parenting topics like: forming the will of our children, authority, education of leisure, pornography, etc.