The Institution of Family
The institution of family is a basic unit of every society. Different institutions of families collectively form a community. The family institution is responsible for bringing new members through reproduction. It is also the role of the family to socialize the new members. Through the institution of the family, members can learn how to solve disputes and provide care. Furthermore, the family plays a significant role in facilitating interconnections between family members through affection, pooling of monetary resources, the division of responsibilities, and decision-making. In the current world, the family institution is changing because of the changing needs of the new generation. Women have joined the job bracket to bring monetary resources to their homes. Previously, the role of women in family institutions was to nurture and cook for the household. However, roles have changed because women now also want to benefit from employment opportunities. Furthermore, the rising cases of divorce and cohabitation among the young generation make it clear that the institution of marriage is changing.
Interpersonal communication is essential in all family institutions because it is through communication that families can make important decisions and resolve disputes. Without proper communication, especially between parents, children may not develop communication skills that they need to use in their daily lives. Furthermore, the children will not learn other valuable life skills such as dispute resolution because poor communication affects socialization.
Other orientation is an art of communication that involves interpersonal effectiveness. Through the other-orientation communication strategy, I will be able to form meaningful relationships with other people through communication. For example, I will show consideration as a show of respect and acknowledge the feelings of other people. Also, I will use open-ended questions to engage others individual in meaningful conversations