Five Minutes To Vent Without Interruption Ticket – To Open Up Family Communication

In Dragon Riders of The Realm, James and Kevin are being bullied at school and around town. Something readers can do at home is to create a FMTVWI Ticket for all household members.

Basically, the ticket is Five Minutes To Vent Without Interruption. It’s a piece of paper (a ticket) you give to your parents or a brother or sister, and ask them to sit down somewhere private so you can have their undivided attention for five minutes without them interrupting you. It’s your opportunity to share a problem you have with them, or share a heartbreak, heartache, or moment of truth about something going on in your life.

If everyone in the family agrees to do this, it could open up communication between you and your family members. Some rules to follow would be: 1) Use it anytime as long as you are fair and civil about it. 2) No cussing or vulgar language allowed. 3) Respect the other person, but tell it like it is. 4) The other person is required to keep stuff confidential. Don’t go blabbing it to everyone. 5) You have five minutes to share what is on your mind and the other person has to be quiet and listen (no cellphone or texting during this time). 6) After five minutes, you can let the other person say something, or make them wait until a better time for you to hear them. It’s only fair. 7) Everyone gets five tickets each week. Use them all or save them for when you really need them.

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