Peace in the Home

The Jewish value of shalom bayit is traditionally translated as "peace in the home." Shalom bayit emphasizes the importance of family members - spouses, siblings, parents, children, and all others who live together - working together to create a home that is beneficial for everyone.

To attain shalom bayit, family members listen carefully to one another, treat one another with respect, willingly cooperate with one another, and graciously forgive mistakes. Peace in the home is a collaborative effort. Show your children that conflict can be healthy for a family, and involve them in helping make your home into a harmonious, safe environment.