Let your kids know
that your adult world is more important than their world.
Make sure each family
member has his or her own TV in their bedroom so they can spend a
lot of time alone.
Be too busy to attend
your kidís school and athletic functions.
Talk about doing a
job like it is punishment instead of making it seem like the job is
part of being in a family.
Donít go to the
trouble of planning family outings.
Donít take family
family members for not meeting your expectations.
Whine about how one
family memberís circumstances are affecting everyone elseís life.
Disapprove of family
membersí performances and belittle their efforts. Always make them
redo the job.