The Importance Of Communication

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If there is one overarching word which describes the way my family communicates, it would be concise. Ever since I was young, I can’t remember a time in which my parents used more words than they had to. Growing up, both my parents and even my brother and sister were always busy. That isn’t to say that we don’t all talk frequently, but for the most part, we like to keep it short. First I’ll talk about my dad, who I share a name with. The word curt means rudely brief, and although I wouldn’t exactly say “rudely”, it’s a pretty good descriptor of my father. My mom always called him “a man of few words.” The conversations with him of my teenage years never went that far beyond a sentence or two. Most of the time it was in simple question and answer format, “where are you going? When will you be back?” When we both got cellphones, that communication decreased even more. Most of the time I would text, “I’m going to ____” to which he would always respond “ok”. People at times I think believe that good communication means a lot of communication. I disagree—I think my dad and I had perfectly good communication. We didn’t need to say a lot to understand each other. His doctrine was more or less, keep things short and let everyone get on with their day. So for better or worse, this is how the family worked. My mom and I would talk more …show more content…
When I was younger and a difficult issue came up, my parents in the end mainly gave input but let me make my own decisions. If I ever needed help with anything, I would say the communication was open. My parents gave good advice, however, they never forced me to take it. I’ve seen a lot of my friends have parents who forced their kids to do what they say, and then of course we’re surprised that their kids were afraid to ask for help when they were in trouble. With my family, the dialogue might have been brief, but there always was

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