© Margaret L. Cunningham, PhD 2002
Last updated February 17, 2014
Think of the family as a house;
each member is a room.
Each member has the right to privacy, to
shut or open the door to her or his room.
Likewise, if the door to the house is
missing or always open, there is no safety.
If the door is barricaded or never
open, the members cannot grow.