Employee Assistance Program → Topics and Tips: Healthy Families
Families come in all shapes and sizes: two parent, single parent, blended, domestic partnerships, or any number of combinations. In fact, it's nearly impossible to define a "normal" family. Regardless of their makeup, healthy, strong families share certain attributes.
Communication, respect, and acceptance are the building blocks of a healthy family. A healthy family also has clear limits, disciplines without using debilitating shame or guilt, and maintains well defined boundaries. Every family has times of conflict. There are bound to be disagreements. Families that learn to resolve conflicts in a positive, supportive manner can turn such challenges into an opportunity for growth and cooperation.
For more information or resources on parenting, contact EAP at 240-314-1040.