Friday, July 17, 2015
This week lesson we learned about blended family. Blended family come in many ways. I do not come from a blended family but after this week lesson I have gain respect and a better understanding on blended family. It is hard enough not getting along with your brother and sisters but I could not imagine how it will be meeting someone you did not know and calling them your brother or sister. In class, we learned four suggestion for parents in a blended family to improve their relationship as well with the children. Take minimum of 2 years for normality, birth parent should do all heavy discipline, step-parent should be a great aunt and uncle, and parents should have daily conference behind close door to be able to figure things out. Out of all these four suggestion, the one suggestion that really stood out to me was "step-parent should be a great aunt and uncle". This was a very interesting one for because I believe that is probably the best way to start and build a relationship with the child. Every child love the cool and fun to be with aunt or uncle. This will allow them to break any ice and will get to know the child. This week lesson has help me understand that any family can work as long as everyone is willing to accept and adapt to each other.
Why parenting? Parenting is a calling and has certain blessings and experiences that can only come from it. Heavenly Father will give us all He has and it is part of His plan for us to be in a family as well as to have a family. I believe parenting is the greatest calling/job anyone can have in this mortal state. This week in class, we learned how we can parent better. The more we try to control our children, the less we are able to influence them for good. We should involve children, teach them to contribute instead of lecture. Short consequence will help them try to become better and we should teach them to do chores at home to help them understand the value of contribution. As parents we should not try to be so over controlling with children. Power lead to confidence but also takes away our relationship and connection with our children. Parenting should be something we all enjoy and we should always put our children first.
Communication can be define as the imparting or exchanging of information or news or means of connection between people or places, in particular according to Google. We need communication in our everyday life. Without communication, there will be no interaction between people and social media will mean nothing. This is why communication is super important in any relationship. There are three type of communication: word, tone and non-verbal. With the change of each of these type of communication in a conversation, the mood and interpretation of the conversation can completely change meaning. The process of how two people communicate is ideas and feelings will form in one person then lead to Encode, Media, Decode and then ideas and feelings will form in the other person. to improve communication in a relationship, couples should have daily talk and go on date weekly.