In a home filled with a father’s anger, there was a lot of yelling and screaming, but laughter was in short supply.
Yasmeen* lives in that home. She described how her father rarely talked with his kids or his wife. His communication with them was primarily in the form of yelling and screaming that was fueled by outbursts of anger.
Now she talks about her father asking her how her day went at school and. She also talks about her father sitting and conversing quietly with her mother. What could have caused such changes?
Her father had started attending sessions at the Keystone for Men project. There he heard about topics such as anger, forgiveness and conflict resolution. But he didn’t just hear, he learned. And he didn’t just learn, he shared what he learned with her Mum and started putting them into practice.
Now Yasmeen talks about this strange new thing being experienced in the home. It’s called laughter!