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Getting Along with Your Family. Family. Family is the most important part of American society Where people live together, a family is formed Trust / Honesty are keys in getting along Reflection #1 How do you earn trust/honesty with your parents?. Getting Along. Spending time together

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Getting along with your family

Getting Along with Your Family


Family

Family

  • Family is the most important part of American society

  • Where people live together, a family is formed

  • Trust / Honesty are keys in getting along

    • Reflection #1

      • How do you earn trust/honesty with your parents?


Getting along

Getting Along

  • Spending time together

    • Successful relationships need time together

    • Time spent watching TV does not enhance relationships unless the show sparks a conversation lasting + 60 sec.

    • $$ does not substitute for time

    • Reflection #2

      • What is quality time?

      • How do you spend time with your family?


Getting along1

Getting Along

  • Spending time alone

    • Successful relationships need to apart

    • Time alone is quality time with yourself

    • Helps in getting to know yourself

    • Reflection #3

      • How do you spend time alone?


Resolving conflicts

Resolving Conflicts

  • Identify the problem

  • People involved must

    • Work as a team

    • Honor the relationship

  • Communicate effectively (be assertive)

  • Decide on a solution

  • Carry out the solution


  • In communicating

    In Communicating..,

    • Avoid passive responses

    • Avoid aggressive responses

    • Strive for assertive responses

    • Examples of passive – saying nothing, keeping secrets, ignoring, making excuses to avoid

    • Examples of aggressive – yelling, name calling, sarcastic, physical


    Assertive responses

    Assertive Responses

    • Express your needs in a way that doesn’t threaten others

    • State the facts (not opinions)

    • Keeps emotions under control

    • Avoid “you “ statements

    • Talk about the behavior, not the person


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