A Mediator Mom
By profession, Emily de Schweinitz Taylor (BA ’97) is a mediator; by her calling as a mother of five children, she is an expert in conflict. She has combined these backgrounds in her book, Raising Mediators: How Smart Parents Use Mediation to Transform Sibling Conflict and Empower Their Children.
“I used to be afraid of conflict, and I would try to get away from it or prevent it. Now I accept it as this normal part of life that just requires some specific skills to handle effectively. My parents split up when I was 17, and a fabulous school psychologist taught me questioning and active listening. She planted the seeds for the skills I’m developing now.”
Read Taylor's full story at BYU Magazine.