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Building Healthy Families: The Lost Art Of Assertive Behavior

June 7, 2013
By Ryan M. Smith, LMSW - Social Worker, Family Service of the Chautauqua Region , The Post-Journal

Throughout our lives we will be presented with many difficult situations, ranging from someone being mean to us in school to possibly the loss of a job in adulthood. It seems like every day the world gets more and more difficult to handle, and with constant changes in our environment we need to figure out the best way to solve these problems. We have many methods of solving our everyday troubles, but the one thing that seems to be lost are the days of solving our difficult moments on our own. We are accustomed to having others solve our problems for us, to not solve them at all or by using aggression. What ever happened to people being assertive and taking control of their own lives?



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