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Family Recreation (pt. 1): The Benefits

Charles Francis Adams was a grandson of the second president of the United States, a successful lawyer, and ambassador to Great Britain. He took his son fishing one day and wrote in his journal “Went fishing with my son today. A day wasted.” On the same day, his son wrote “Went fishing with my father […]

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Benefits of Extended Family

The extended family can be a blessing for a family. The extended family consists of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. The best memories I have growing up consist of my grandparents watching me. In the days when I would sleep over, I would get scared and end up sleeping on the floor of my grandparents […]

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Parents Comparing Siblings

A study done by BYU found that siblings might become more different over time as a result of their parents’ beliefs about them and the comparisons they make between them. The study looked at 388 teenage first- and second-born siblings and their parents’ beliefs about them. What they found was most parents believed their oldest […]

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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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10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting – Part 2

Part 2 of the post “10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting” based on Laurence Steinberg’s book with the same title. Here are principles three and four with their major concepts. 3.  Be involved in your child’s life. “Being an involved parent takes time and is hard work and it often means rethinking and rearranging your […]

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10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting – Part 1

Laurence Steinberg is a university professor of psychology who specializes in child and adolescent psychological development. He wrote a book entitled “The 10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting.” Here are the first two principles with the major concepts of those principles. 1. What you do matters. “Tell yourself that every day. How you treat and respond […]

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Raising Resilient Children

Resilience: the ability to adapt effectively in spite of serious threats to development. This is something that we all want our children to develop. We want to help them succeed even when the odds are against them. Research has found some consistent themes of what factors promote resiliency in children. These protective factors fall under […]

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