Fathers And Mothers against Inappropriate Labeling and Yelling

Several years ago I took a S.T.E.P. course--Systematic Training for Effective Parenting. On the first day, we discussed goals--what we each wanted to get from the class. By an overwhelming majority, the number one problem the participants felt they had to overcome was yelling.

As a parent with an academic background in communication, my goal was to increase my communicative options--to add to my personal inventory of parent-child communication choices. I got so much out of the class that I took it a second time. Over the past several years I have decided to call attention to the harm caused by ineffective, inefficient, and injurious adult-child communication. The goal here is education, not punishment.

F.A.M.I.L.Y. is dedicated to adressing subtle forms of child abuse. You may have seen it, but you may not have recognized it or known what to do to help your children.

That's what F.A.M.I.L.Y. is all about. It may be complex, but step by step we can calmly, collectively minimize the verbal and emotional trauma our children face.