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Simple Family Rules Make Parenting Easier

know the rules

Simple family rules really do make parenting easier. We learned this lesson when our children were young, and it is still true today as our kids move into young adulthood. We have seen families with no rules, and the household is often chaotic. We have also seen families with long, elaborate (even if unstated) rules, […]

Four Tips for Improving Family Communication

Family

Effective family communication contributes to the growth and development of happy, healthy families. Where there is good communication, the risk of harmful family dynamics and interactions decreases dramatically. Here are four tips to help you create an environment conducive to creating the type of healthy communication that will build and protect your family. 1. Eat […]

How to Make Up After a Fight with Your Spouse

Put the relationship back together

It’s bound to happen. You and your spouse will disagree. Sometimes the disagreement turns into a fight. Now what? There’s simply too much invested and too much at stake to let this disagreement permanently damage the relationship. It’s time to make up and resolve the conflict. After some reflection on the twenty-six year relationship I […]

Communicating with Your Spouse Isn’t as Easy as it Seems

Young Couple Communication

Based on the results of a marriage communication study reported on in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, many married couples and other people in close relationships often assume that they communicate better than they actually do. Couples sometimes communicate no better than strangers, study finds Married people may think they communicate well with their […]