Family: the Best Medicine
The married, father-mother family unit is foundational to healthy childrearing. The following healthy childrearing cycle is perpetuated by responsible decisions of the parents and the child. Although the best outcome is achieved by starting at the beginning and completing the entire healthy cycle, a parent or child may enter at any point and achieve significant improvement in outcome. For more detail, click on the links within the text. Read more.
Although the ideal setting for a child to be reared is by his or her married biological parents, marital disharmony and varying circumstances do result in the break-up of families. For advice on blended families, read Tips for Stepfamily Success.