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Dissolving the Silence…..

Posted on: April 28, 2010

                              
                There are times that our parents want us to
                be seen but not heard. But that isn’t a very
                healthy way of living as an adolescent. Kids
                must be seen and heard.
               
                We must learn how to express ourselves in
                a healthy manner and in a way that is
                respectful towards our parents and siblings.
                There is a mid-point between extreme
                expression and no expression at all (i.e.,
                silence). Healthy communication celebrates
                our ability to achieve this mid-point. In this
                way, we will be able to get along with others
                and form strong relationships.
               
                When we give others the silence treatment
                by maintaining long periods of silence, we
                are not solving our communication problems
                but perhaps creating some new ones. And
                the act of being silent is quite disrespectful
                and abusive towards others.
               
                On the other hand, when our parents are
                silent for a long time and fail to communicate
                with us because they feel that we did
                something wrong, we can feel the same kind
                of disrespect.  Mothers and fathers must
                ensure that they aren’t abusive towards their
                daughters in this way. This is teaching them
                all of the wrong ways of communicating
                with each other.
               
                Parents have the power to train their
                daughters how to communicate. And silence
                is one thing that parents should avoid at all
                costs when they are trying to make a point. It
                is abusive and it doesn’t accomplish
                anything. It is more important to
                communicate frankly, openly and
                respectfully with our daughters.
               
                ~ Irene

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