3.5 Family Patterns
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After reading the case scenarios, choose one and answer the following questions.
- Case Scenario You Should Anticipate my Desires and Feelings (5 points)
- Where did the characters learn their communication style? (5 points)
- Identify the communication roadblocks these barriers present in the scenario. To review the communication roadblocks, read the information found in lesson 3.3. (5 points)
Read the course resource information on vertical and level communication. Answer the following questions based on that information.
- 2. After reviewing level and vertical communication, what style of communicator are you? (5 points)
- Which style do you see most frequently in your family’s communication? (level or vertical) (5 points)
- Give two examples of how vertical communication might be used by family members when communicating. (5 points per answer total of 10 points)
- Are your family members free to communicate their real feelings to one another? ___No and Yes for some of them__ (5 points)
- a. Why or why not? (5 points)
- Identify two methods of level communication you would feel comfortable using with your family. (5 points each answer total of 10)
Choose the letter to the answer that best describes your family’s communication style. Label this assignment:
Section 3: Family Survey
(Total of 35 points or 3 points per answer)
- How would you describe the communication “condition” at home?
A2. Within your family, how do the members feel toward one another?
- The conversations at home tend to center around which topics?
- To whom would you rather talk?
- a parent____
B. brother or sister____
C. a relative____
D. a friend____
E. no one____
- 5. How often do your family members get together to talk about concerns?
B. several times a week____
C. only if there is a problem____
- When does your family spend time together just talking?
- after school___
B. at mealtime___
C. late evenings___
D. on weekends___
- How would you describe your family’s ability to handle change?
- goes with the flow___
B. very stressful____
C. get mad____
D. resist change_____
- Who makes the major decisions in the family?
C. the children____
D. the grandparents____
E. it depends____
- Are family members free to disagree with one another?
- How would you describe the overall tone of the conversation style at home?
B. harsh/ shouting____
- Are there topics at home that are off limits for discussion?
- Do family members value each other’s opinions?
- From the information above, write a short (at least 5 sentences) summary on HOW your family communicates. Include the effect their communication style has had on your communication style. (10 points)