Stop Arguing and Start Understanding: Eight Steps to Solving Family Conflicts

Stop Arguing and Start Understanding: Eight Steps to Solving Family Conflicts

by David C. Hall

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780971050006
Publisher: Montlake Family Press
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Forewordxiii
Introduction1
Step 1Accept Responsibility to Lead Your Family's Journey to Health15
1Getting Started17
2You Are Responsible (but Not to Blame) for Your Family's Suffering21
Step 2Identify the Roots of Your Family's Conflict31
3Current Culture and Individual Temperament33
4Mental Disorders42
5Emotional Legacies, or "Ghosts"49
6How to Recognize Your Ghosts54
Step 3Put Your Own Life in Order First69
7Heal Thyself71
8Five Basic Skills of Good Parenting75
9Reaching Your Goals86
Step 4Create the Family Culture You Want95
10Gentleness and Tenacity97
11Encouraging Humor104
12Recruiting Allies108
13Treasuring Your Children121
14Sharing Your Stories, Sharing Yourself135
15Teaching Discipline and Building Self-Esteem149
16Privacy--We All Need It164
17Inspiring Your Children's Imaginations and Reach169
18Expecting Excellence and Appreciating What You Get173
Step 5Ask for Help179
19What's Missing?181
20Seeking Help184
Step 6Find Friends for Yourself and Your Family193
21The Need for Friends195
22Caring Together202
Step 7Pursue Spiritual Health215
23Belonging219
Step 8Refuse to Give Up229
24What to Do When Resistance Persists231
Epilogue238
Appendix AComments on the Parenting Questionnaire239
Appendix BCommon Mental Disorders245
Appendix CMental Health Resources257
Appendix DRecommended Readings259
Appendix ECoping with a Controlling or Abusive Partner272
Appendix FMore about Mental Illness and How to Find Help275
Appendix GParenting Skills Training280
Endnotes283
Index287
About the Author295

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