A Conversation

Research done by University of Wisconsin-Madison doctoral student Emily Cramer and professor of communication Edward Mabry indicates that families in which open conversation is encouraged tend to use “richer” technologies, such as Facebook and Skype, to keep in touch with each other, while families who prefer to avoid conflict and enforce conformity stick with e-mail, texting, and phone calls. –Kecia Lynn

Fiction Writing Prompt: Add to your protagonist’s character sketch. How did his or her family of origin communicate? How does his or her current family communicate?

Journaling Prompt: What is your family’s electronic communication style?

Art Prompt: Electronic family communication styles

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about your family’s communication style.

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