Prepared for Denise K. | Delivered June 24, 2020
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.
exhibit patterns of relationship building, or interactions between family members with each family system and its dynamics unique.
focuses on problems
(event A caused problem B). Family systems theory, in comparison, views problems
, 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
s have a higher well-being and lower rates of depression and disease throughout their lifetime.
, parents strive to create an environment in which everyone feels safe, heard, loved, and respected.
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.
must take time to reflect on their own stress levels because children often observe and react to their parent’s emotions.
have to a certain extent protected families from conflicts.
have a strong influence on the way young people see themselves, others and the world, and influence their relationships, behaviors and their well being.
Parents ignore the
and instead put their focus and energy on the positive attributes their kids exhibit to build stronger
have what it takes to get up and try again. They are more flexible than many of their peers who are easily overwhelmed.
dole out punishment together and never go behind one another’s back nor withhold anything from each other concerning their children.
Social policy and popular culture
promote a two-parent nuclear family as an ideal structure for raising successful, healthy children, but the reality of family life in America looks very different.
Healthy Boundaries Tips
worksheet presents standard advice for creating healthy boundaries with topics that include values, assertiveness, and setting limits.
Small Talk Discussion Cards
are a fun therapeutic activity for kids that asks a simple question about one of three topics, along with a more challenging 'Digging Deeper' question or activity.
worksheet teaches clients to set healthy boundaries by covering language for speaking assertively, boundary-setting tips, examples, and practice exercises.
is a fun activity that is great for breaking the ice in family therapy. Each family member answers a question about themselves, and then guesses how other family members will answer.