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Occasionally my son will push the envelope about a

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or watch videos about are more mature than I and his bonus-dad allow. Occasionally, my son will “push the envelope” about a game that one of his brothers can play but he’s not old enough for. Yesterday was just such a dialog. When he asked again if he could play a certain game, it initiated a conversation about why his bonus-dad and I have the rules that we have which led into a conversation about responsible choices in the face of various pressures. The communicators in the interaction were my son and myself. The meaning that he and I co-created was a better understanding of how to make responsible choices (Co-creation of Meaning). Our roles as parent and child dictated to a certain extent what was acceptable for him to debate within our conversation (Social Context). While certain rules and norms were determined by the social context of our discussion, because he and I are so close, he felt comfortable pushing against some of those rules (Relational Context). The fact that he and I had this conversation while in the car, non-verbal communication throughout our discussion was difficult (Physical Context) and because he feels so passionately about video games, his emotions were slightly elevated (Psychological Context). There was not really any Cultural Context to our conversation. Reference: Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies. (2013) Irvington, NY: Flat World Knowledge. Retrieved February 25, 2018, from
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  • Winter '18
  • Melissa Landin
  • Sociology, Communication Studies.

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