Essay on Discussion Board Posting Marriage and Family Therapy

775 Words Jul 28th, 2013 4 Pages
The question I chose to critique for week ones discussion board question is question number two.

Identify and describe which stage from the “Stage Model” identified within chapter two, that your own family is currently involved. What are the benefits and deficits connected to this stage?

One of the stages that our family is dealing with is the “Becoming an Adult stage”. According to the text by Herbert Goldenberg and Irene Goldenberg (2008), when a child becomes an adult and leave home they usually stay connected to the family. My daughter will be turning 20 January 18, 2012 and she still lives at home. She is a student at the local community college and she is also working. Having her at home during her educational endeavors is
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My daughter feels this is not fair. Another example, we feel she should pay us rent, at least 100 dollars a month. She feels this is not fair. Her fathers asked her were else would she be able to live for free or 100 dollars. These are some of the dilemmas we face as she is in the transitional stages of adolescent and adulthood.
Another situation exist in our home is that we have an 8 year old. Having two children with such a large age gap can be difficult within itself. The younger child wants to know at times why her older sister can do certain things and get away with it and she can’t. This causes friction between the two siblings at times.
The next stage our family will be entering with our eldest daughter will be the “Leaving Home Stage”. As she finishes her college education eventually she will be moving out (hopefully). During this period it will be difficult on everyone. Firstly, her little sister will miss having her bg sister around to talk to and spend time with. I will miss her because I depend on her so much to help with her little sister and various other things. Finally her daddy will miss her because she is his daughter and he feels he has to protect her from everything. If she is not around on a regular bases her won’t be able to protect her.
Finally, the benefits and deficits connected to these stages.
For the becoming and adult stage the benefits are: 1. Independence 2. Becoming the women God wants her to

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