To determine background research on the topic Family Dynamics to build a webinar with supporting evidence that includes articles, case studies, and possible exercises related to the concept.
Family dynamics exhibit patterns of relationship building, or interactions between family members with each family
system and its dynamics unique.
Traditional individual therapy focuses on problems
inalinearmanner (event A caused problem B). Family systems theory, in comparison, views problems
inacircularmanner, or a systemic
approach (both A and B are seen to exist in the context
of the relationship by influencing the other).
People who have close familial relationships have a higher well-being and lower rates of depression and disease throughout their lifetime.
In a functional family, parents strive to create an environment in which everyone feels safe, heard, loved, and respected.
Functional families provide a resilient foundation, privacy, accountability, an apology when needed, allow reasonable expression of emotions, gentle teasing and sarcasm, allow for growth and change, embody co-parenting skills, working relationships, provide clear boundaries, eat meals together, and follow the golden rule.
Parents must take time to reflect on their own stress levels because children often observe and react to their parent’s emotions.