Age Group: School Age, Adolescent, Young Adult
For Use By: Professionals and Parents
Recommended For: Individuals
Publishing Date: 2003
Also Available in Spanish
FAMILY-Rules is based on three basic principles:
The ultimate goal of FAMILY is not to create perfect parents and children. Rather, the ultimate goal of FAMILY is to improve communication in the home through clarification of the rules, consequences, and rewards. This process will eventually lead to less tension and conflict among family members and ultimately lead to more compliant and respectful behaviors from everyone toward everyone.
The FAMILY system is the skeletal framework of organization. Parents get to slap on the meat and skin in a manner that reflects the values and moral they wish to teach their chilldren. Each family has to make the final decision on what rules are needed to raise their children. The skeletal framework of the FAMILY system consists of: