Family Convo

This week I want to talk about communication within the family.  We all know that communication is important in any relationship, but even more so in the family. But, I’m not just talking about how your day was at dinner or planning the next week, I’m talking about every aspect of family communication.  You can’t not communicate, so this includes direct converstations but also non verbals and body language. In many of my classes we have learned about the different types of communication and what they look like. We have also discussed which of these typically work better or worse. Though knowing this is helpful, I’m not saying that everyone needs to go out and learn the different types of communication and listening to be a good communicater.  I think the important thing is to make sure that you are aware or whatever it is you may be doing and noticing whether or not it is working for you relationship.  If it is then great! But if not maybe it’s time to step out of your box and try something a little different. It may or may not improve the situation, but its worth a shot if it can help buid stronger relationships and a more stable family.

Below is a link to some of Miller & Miller’s communication styles of talking and listening if you want to learn more

http://www.primarygoals.org/books/core-communication-skills-and-process/

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One thought on “Family Convo

  1. Your post makes me realize more so how my family doesn’t talk with words. We have horrible communication skills when it comes to talking to each other it usually winds up as sighs, huffs and puffs, and more body language talking than anything else. We can usually tell what the others are thinking by how they look. We tend to get frustrated with each other when we talk so we try to choose our words carefully. I think we need to work on that more. For know though a few text messages, couple phone calls here and there and facebook really help smooth the rough patches in our communication. In honesty we are more of a do it yourself, fend for yourself kind of family.

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