The Importance Of A Family System Brings Health, Vitality And A Thriving Foundation For A Child 's Self

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The positive, encouraging relationship of a family system brings health, vitality and a thriving foundation for a child’s self to develop (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). When secure attachments do not occur, negative parenting style exists, and where a warmth dimension is void, the outcome can have a negative impact on the health and development of the child’s self over a life span (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). Research of family systems has existed for over 60 years and has shown the influence that the family system has on the physical, social, emotional and spiritual development of the recognized self of a child (Kreppner & Lerner, 1989, p. 34) (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). A brief overview will draw attention, as well as bring an understanding, to the need for the field of helping professionals to discern, identify, as well as distinguish a healthy, positive, and encouraging family system; identified as one that produces a parenting style that is able to set safe boundaries, generate healthy, flexible communication, and promote a thriving child’s self. As Christian counselors we lean on God’s Word for wisdom and discernment to assist those in our care, “We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives” (1 Colossians 1:9b, NIV).
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According to author Hsieh (2015) Family System theory suggests human beings exist interrelated in a social interactive association with one another, in…

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