However, technology has made life more convenient so modern parents must be able to harness resources to keep them in touch with their children through various means of communication. The important factor in spending time with one’s children is the quality of communication that is shared between parent and child.
Another important issue that should be dealt with is handling conflicts especially bonding fights. The first premise is that bonding fights cannot altogether be avoided since family members have conflicting ideas or opinions about certain issues. Nevertheless, its frequency can be lessened by open communication and right tone of voice. Frankly, the impression I have regarding the guidelines on “Nine Guidelines on Bonding Fights” is that it is possible if family members would agree “to disagree”. For those who know such guidelines, they can successfully follow the guidelines if they can control themselves first. It is my observation that the guidelines focus is more on self-control and self- initiative in putting an end to angry feelings. When a person is angry, it is easy for that individual to fly off the handle and start becoming personal in accusation and subjective in arguing. As a result, double or mixed messages are communicated which further aggravates the situation.