Family difficulties can be brought about by insufficient communication skills, lack of listening skills, and general disrespect for others. The development of sufficient communication and listening skills is a main element to family harmony. Review, Be A Good Listener; if you haven't practiced listening skills, it can be found in the archives.
Family Harmony Guide
Review the guide. Scroll down and act out the role play.
Adult decides skit. Absolutely NO negative comments or inappropriate laughter from the audience. After skit is over, others clap.
(The parent or teacher does the first roll play if the children are new to role play, and guides the rest. Use the, Solve A Problem, chart below if needed).
1. Sammy and his younger sister Emily have chores to do on the weekends. Sammy pulls weeds, sweeps up the leaves and waters both the front and back yards, which takes a long time, while Emily just does the dishes. Every week Emily constantly complains to her brother, that he has an easier chore than she does, since he gets to be outside. How can Sammy communicate to Emily about what his job entails in comparison to her job, so that she will understand, which will keep the family harmony.
2. Maddy, Marcus, and Michael all want to use the computer at the same time. Their parents are not home. Since Michael is the oldest it is up to him to come up with a fair solution and explain it to maintain harmony in the family.
Holly is 13 years old and her brother Damion is 8 years old. Holly stays up to 10:00 because she is older, while Damion goes to bed at 8:00. It infuriates Damion that he has to go to bed earlier than his sister, and he is angry with his sister. How can Holly explain the situation to her brother, that will keep family harmony.
4. Pick a situation to use as a role play that has happened in your home or at school and role play it.