A. Homeostasis is maintained to the extent that all family member adhere to limited number of rules or implicit agreements pertaining to the rights, duties and range of appropriate behaviors.
B. Rules are formulas for relatioships or guides for conduct and action by the family. They may be overt or covert
C. Rules are influenced by culture
D. Rules may be functional or dysfunctional
- E. Violation of rules
- Family members employ habitual modes of resoring conditions to heeir previous state of equilibrium
F. Flexibility of rules