The way we problem solve will always affect the way we behave with others in our relationships. Through mediation we learn to talk things through and problem solve. It’s a skill we must hone. If we attached importance to it 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, will protect their children from conflict. When solutions are found, families form healthier, happier and stronger relationships. When they don’t, chaos can ensue. A problem-solving approach will help us confront our issues.
When it comes to mediation it’s important to listen, be fair and come from a place of care rather than blame, so that others don’t become the scapegoat. Always focus on the issue and not the person.
Never make the issue about the person and accept your own contribution in the process, through a non-blame approach.