Talk to Marcus

Discussion

Talk to Marcus

Life can be smoother if you make time to talk to your family and support each other. Everyone in the family is experiencing changes. Until now, Kayla relied on her big brother, Marcus, for everything. But she gets it—he's busy—and she is eager to help out. So, she offers up a compromise that benefits both of them for now.

  • How have you handled the changes in your family since your parent was deployed? What recommendations would you give to someone in this situation?
  • What Next?
    Communication is important for families to work well. It's great that Kayla wants to help her family. However, Kayla's clever solution compromises her commitment to soccer. Lack of communication can lead to increased frustration, additional misunderstandings, and family conflict. Kayla and Marcus need to set aside time when there are no distractions and loop Mom into the discussion. Prior to the meeting, they can write down what they want to talk about and possible solutions to the issues.