Whatever affects one family member affects the others. As family goals and ambitions change, stress on one member will cause anxiety among the other members
Bowen's theory requires teachers to view children's social, emotional, and intellectual development in the context of the family unit. The family's functioning affects the child's functioning.
Recognizing a families communication and interaction patterns, separateness and connectedness, loyalty and independence, and adaptation to stress, for example, can help us understand better why members of a family act the way they do in certain circumstances.
The Family Systems Theory suggests that family members influence each other in predictable and recurring ways. This is helpful for educators when working with families.