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Being a Responsible Citizen by Strengthening Marriage and Family

Alan J. Hawkins, a professor at Brigham Young University, wrote an article entitled “Responsible Citizenship to Strengthen Marriage and Family” that was originally published in the Marriage and Families journal in 2006. The following is from his article. “Citizens of democratic governments enjoy great freedoms, but they also carry a burden of responsibility… All citizens […]

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Transitioning to Parenthood

When couples become parents, marital satisfaction often declines (1)(2). Research has found several factors that influence this transition’s outcome. For one, a baby brings more household responsibilities and a new area of childcare responsibilities. “It is not the unequal division of labor, but rather the perceived fairness of the division that is most strongly associated with relationship […]

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What Children Really Need – Part 3

This is part three to the posts explaining what children really need. Click here for part 1 and here for part 2. Each child has the right to a posterity. “It is natural for each person to want to create progeny and to live into the future through them. This is each child’s destiny. Propaganda […]

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What Children Really Need – Part 2

This is part two to the post explaining what children really need (see part 1 here). Below are the next three rights Carlson says children deserve. Each child has the right to a home built on marriage. Research has come to the conclusion that “children are most likely to be healthy, happy, well-behaved, and responsible; […]

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Stepfamilies: Ensuring a Happy, Blended Holiday Season

Holiday’s can be stressful for stepfamilies, especially since children may have to go with an ex or ex spouse for the holidays. Some tips found online include: Plan early where the children will go for the holidays. Don’t make promises in the family you can’t keep. Be realistic with plans. Create new holiday traditions. Also […]

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High Conflict Marriages and Children

Research has linked parent conflict to adjustment problems for their children. Children become sad, angry, and fearful when regularly exposed to destructively handled conflict. Children are usually more aware of what is going on between their parents than most adults realize. Many adults think that divorcing will protect children from the negative effects of conflict. […]

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Why Marriage Matters

Marriage is important for more reasons than you may think. “Why Marriage Matters” is a book that highlights 30 conclusions from social sciences that proclaim the importance of marriage. They have compiled the 30 reasons into 5 domains. Here is a list of the 30 findings. Family Marriage increases the likelihood that fathers and mothers […]

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10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting – Part 5

This is part five of 10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting post based on Laurence Steinberg’s book with the same title. Here are principles nine and ten with their major concepts also listed. 9. Explain your rules and decisions. “Good parents have expectations they want their child to live up to. Generally, parents over-explain to […]

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10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting – Part 4

This is part four of 10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting post based on Laurence Steinberg’s book with the same title. Here are principles seven and eight with their major concepts also listed.  7. Be consistent. “If your rules vary from day to day in an unpredictable fashion, or if you enforce them only intermittently, […]

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10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting – Part 3

The following is part three of 10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting post based on Laurence Steinberg’s book with the same title. Here are principles five and six with their major concepts listed. 5.  Establish and set rules. “If you don’t manage your child’s behavior when he is young, he will have a hard time […]

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