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To raise Happy Kids: a Parenting Myth?
July 19, 2010, 1:18 pm
Filed under: Children and Youth, Family Ministry

This summary of a recent book was found at this link on the Christian Century magazine’s website.

Parenting myth: Studies show that parents today spend more time with their kids, yet kids don’t seem happier, more independent or more successful. They seem more troubled and needy. To raise healthy kids, put your marriage first and your children second, argues David Code (To Raise Happy Kids, Put Your Marriage First, Crossroad). For many couples, children are priority No. 1 and marriage is priority No. 10—and few make it past the top three priorities on the daily to-do list. Unlike children and their demands, marriages are regarded as important, but not urgent. Code says current priorities set a poor example of marriage for children and create anxious households—and kids soak up that anxiety.


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You are singing my song and preaching my message.

Kudos on an outstanind post
Blessings on you and yours
John Wilder

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