The Qatari Forum for Authors presented a new episode of “an integrated society” program that dealt with the topic of dialogue in the family.


Dr. Issa Al- Hurr, Family and Educational counselor and Youth Adviser at the Ministry of Culture and Sports, asserted the importance of dialogue between family members in strengthening familial ties and then societal, as it links family members who are essentially brought together by feelings of affection, love and proximity, whether the dialogue is with brothers or with parents individually or collectively. He said, “The family dialogue is built on three basic pillars: the speaker, the listener, who captures all the words of the speaker, and the subject matter of the dialogue.


He added: The success of the dialogue is based on the fact that everyone must play both the roles, the speaker and the listener, in a circular manner to include all the parties to the dialogue. The dialogue is not complete without the complete circle. The dialogue is not intended to argue or win anyone’s mind, leading to silent dialogue, or the deaf dialogue that carries negative results and builds large dams between family members.


He stressed that the most important rules for the success of the dialogue were good listening with ears, emotions and feelings, the use of constructive words that reinforced the building on the talk of others, then the modesty that solidified the talk in the family, as well as a move away from bigotry to opinion, the use of expressions of praise, and a more positive relationship than before dialogue.


Dr. Issa El-Horr explained that family dialogue in this way brings about family cohesion, elevates souls and increases positivity, as well as erodes previous accumulations. Noting that the dialogue provides children who participate in the dialogue with knowledge about the exchange of experiences and expertise within the family or outside the family and how it can be positive both in the family dialogue and outside the family; and thus, we cultivate love and intimacy between everyone regardless of the difference in viewpoints. He added: The successful dialogue gives us the ability to know the personality and enhance the high skills on which we raise our children, such as listening and acceptance of opinion and other opinion and the ability to self-control, besides the ability to engage in dialogue which makes them part of the personality of our children if the dialogue is sustained and repeated in a positive way.