Structural Family Therapy Paper.docx - Structural Family Therapy The Make-Up of My Family My family consist of my mother father and 2 sisters My mother

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Structural Family Therapy The Make-Up of My Family: My family consist of my mother, father, and 2 sisters. My mother is easy to get along with; you can vent any problem you are having, and she will not criticize or judge your comment. Consequently, my father is different than my mother; my father is strict and rigid, which makes it difficult to talk about personal problems with him. My oldest sister is open- minded and easy to talk with. She is open to talk about anything, and she thinks before she gives her opinion about any concerns. On the other hand, my youngest sister is direct, and does not think before she speaks or acts. My youngest sister is the last person I would speak to about my problems or concerns. Per my observation, I noticed my father being closer to my oldest sister, and my mother is closer to the youngest child (me). As for my youngest sister, the middle child, she has a difficult time bonding with my mother and father. Presenting Problem : This event occured in the past which determined my parents strictness on me. My oldest sister was becoming more involved with gangs in San Jose, California. She would initiate fights in high school and skip classes to hang out with her friends. In the meantime, I was attending my elementary school with lack of motivation. I was having a difficult time understanding the material being taught by my teachers. An event occurred at school, where my sister got into a fight and was suspended from school. My father had to attend a meeting with the school district and principal to figure out a plan for my sister. When my father returned from the meeting, I was punished because of my grades, and had to study every day to fix my grades. However, my oldest sister was never punished by my father or mother; she was allowed to hang out with her
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friends and allowed to hang out with her boyfriend. It was subtle to understand why my mother and father allowed my sister to behave erratic and, instead, they would punish their son for having low grades.
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