More than ever, there is a need to have important conversations and make important decisions with family members concerning changes to routine and other life adjustments. At the same time, one or more family members may be experiencing elevated levels of stress on a given day. Talk about a recipe for potential conflict!
If you want to improve communication during stress with your family members (including your children), check out this short Guide to Communication and Stress.
Consider discussing with children and teens these communication guidelines and let them know these are steps you are putting into place to care for your family during this time. It’s a great opportunity to model maintaining relationships during stress.
Note: If your family is experiencing conflict that has elevated to the point of abuse or violence, please see our recent post. Click here for information if you are concerned about an abusive person tracking your use of technology.