Communication Skills: Neutral Problem Statements (Family Checkup)

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(Acknowledge Shared Responsibility)

Mom: I know we both like to get off to a good start in the morning. I’d like to talk about ways it could go smoother.

(Compliment)

Dad: You come up with such creative solutions; I’d like us to talk about some ways we can get the chores done more easily on the weekend.

(Recognize Positive Contribution)

Dad: I appreciate how nice you are to Marley. Let’s talk about which one of us feeds him in the evening and about taking him for walks on the weekend.