Tuesday, October 22, 2013

8 Reasons We Fight In Front of Our Kid

Act #295:  Teach conflict resolution.

1.  So he has realistic expectations of the complexities of living with a domestic partner.

2.  So he is exposed to healthy and non-physical ways to disagree without being abusive or being a bully.

3.  So he has the opportunity to witness respectful, gender-neutral, non-sexist debates of differing opinions.

4.  So he understands the beauty of compromise.

5.  And listening.

6.  And that it will take both of those things to sustain a long-term relationship.

7.  So that when he is on the playground, or in high school, or when he moves in with someone, he remembers that it is normal for human beings to occasionally disagree.  And that there is always a peaceful way to approach conflict resolution.

8.  So that he might in fact help change the statistics.  And that one day, 20 years from now, one in four women will not have to experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 
To learn more, please visit:  http://www.ncadv.org/.

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