The way we problem solve will always affect the way we behave with others and in our relationships. Through mediation, we learn to talk things through and problem solve. It’s a skill that we must hone, but I’m not sure how many of us attach importance to it; if we did, we wouldn’t look to blame.
When it comes to any form of relationship we must mediate. It’s even more important parents mediate so their children learn how to mediate, so as they get older, they too can get the best out of their relationships. When it comes to families, adults who manage their problems constructively, protect their children from conflict.
It’s a fact that when solutions are found, families form healthier, happier and stronger relationships. When they don’t, chaos can ensue. A problem-solving approach can help those affected to confront their issues, so that solutions found.
When it comes to mediation it’s important to first listen, be fair and come from a place of care rather than blame, so that others don’t become the scapegoat. Choose to focus on the issue and not the person.
Don’t make the issue about the person, accept your own contributions in the process through a non-blame approach.