TASK 2 – A family quarrel

Mediating in a family quarrel

Part 1

The quarrel

You’re walking around your house and you hear the following in one of your daughters’ room:

Part 2

Mediation

You decide to have a talk with each of your daughters. The conversation goes like this:

You: Can you tell me what happened?

Chloe: Dad, I was just trying to have some time with my friends at the park. But Emma insisted on coming along. I felt like she was intruding on my personal space. It’s not that I don’t want her around, but sometimes I just need time with my friends without her tagging along.

You: And why are you angry with your sister?

Chloe: I’m angry because she doesn’t seem to understand boundaries. She always wants to be included in everything I do. I feel like I can’t have my own life without her being a part of it. And when I try to explain this to her, she just gets defensive and accuses me of being selfish. It’s frustrating!

You: Can you tell me what happened?

Emma: Well, Dad, I just wanted to hang out with Chloe and her friends at the park. I thought it would be fun, and I like her friends. They’re cool. But she got mad at me for coming along. She said I embarrassed her in front of her friends.

You: And why are you angry with your sister?

Emma: I’m angry because she’s always treating me like I’m a burden. She’s always telling me that I’m too young, that I don’t understand things, and that I should hang out with my own friends. But I like being with her and her friends. They’re fun and I learn a lot from them. I just wish she would include me more instead of pushing me away all the time. It’s not fair!

Part 3

Summary

Send an audio message to your significant other (pareja) explaining what happened and what you did.