Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family fights unproductively.

Useful tips on how to have a constructive dispute with your family. People tend to fight more during transitional times, like when you're leaving for/coming home from work. So work on staying cool during those times. (Time management, which will help you overcome the morning and evening rushes, can help.) Everyone should be sitting at the same level, preferably side-by-side, and with an open, receptive posture. No power plays! Sit on a cushion, not a hard chair! Believe or not, researchers have found that sitting on a hard chair tends to make people behave rigidly. Of course, use "I" statements. And lots more. … [Read more...]