Archive for October, 2010
Ted Sorensen, best known for inspiring a generation to public service with the words, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country,” died today. The values he illuminated for families and nations live on.
Jacob Bradorsky beat 30,000 competitors to finish first in today’s Marine Corps Marathon. Marathons are becoming increasingly popular events for couples and families to join together.
Sisterly chats make people happier, the author of You Just Don’t Understand Me shares in a new book. Deborah Tannen’s research shows it’s the regular conversations themselves that are most vital.
Leo Cullum’s cartoons provoked, inspired and delighted loyal followers for 33 years. Cullum died this week in California at the age of 68. His 1992 classic reveals one of the first realizations participants discover in relationship and marriage education classes.
Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and celebration, but for many families, it’s also a period of added stress and anxiety. The seven-part Thanksgiving Family Survival Guide 2010 delivers exercises, tips and insights to help make this year’s Thanksgiving holiday an occasion your family will long cherish and remember.
Fewer Americans are getting married and greater numbers are postponing divorce. While declining marriage rates may be unrelated to the recession, economics are causing many couples to delay costly divorces. Both trends mean fewer children are likely to grow up in homes with both biological parents.
SAT scores reveal a continued gender gap. With girls twice as likely to suffer from test anxiety, helping teens learn skills for reducing stress are making a difference.
Within five years after the birth, a third of children born to unmarried parents see their father less than once a month, 55 percent of mothers have formed new relationships, and children are already showing problems in test performance and behavior, according to a new Brookings Institute report.
“I Am ME” profiles individuals and couples who are touching the lives of families and children in communities throughout the nation through Marriage Education. This week, Fatherhood Channel features Edward Bastille of New Hampshire.
President Obama spoke out this week on the challenges couples face balancing work and family life. While workers may not always be able to influence company policies, research shows that improving communication skills, emotional understanding, and the ability to work through typical marital conflicts helps couples boost the bottom line at home and for their employers.
Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and celebration, but for many, it’s also a period of added stress and anxiety. This sixth installment of our Thanksgiving Family Survival Guide helps you get psyched to celebrate through an exercise for releasing pent up negative emotions to make room for relief, connection and love.
NFL football scores with women as 46 million tune-in weekly to follow the games. Sharing activities that strengthen friendship is bringing greater happiness and harmony to many couples and families.
Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and celebration, but for many, it’s also a period of added stress and anxiety. This fifth installment of our Thanksgiving Family Survival Guide looks at sharing responsibility and decision-making to be sure your family works together like the Head of the Charles’ top competitors.
When someone you love has experienced a traumatic or stressful event, listening is much more important than talking. It Gets Better begins with listening. Following these four steps may save a life.
Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and celebration, but for many, it’s also a period of added stress and anxiety. This fourth installment of our Thanksgiving Family Survival Guide looks at letting go grudges when you’re feeling angry, upset, or resentful towards someone you may be sitting with at the Thanksgiving table.
Thea Vidale, the famous comedian and actress, says she’ll have gastric bypass surgery. For Vidale and the 140,000 others undergoing the procedure each year, lasting success is often closely tied to the health of close relationships.
Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and celebration, but for many, it’s also a period of added stress and anxiety. This third installment of our Thanksgiving Family Survival Guide looks at ways to help others feel cared about and build a positive balance in your marriage and family Love Banks.
A study looks at how well long-term couples know each other. For older couples, findings reveal there may be some truth to the joke, “How do you tell the married couples in a restaurant? They’re the ones not talking to each other.”
Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and celebration, but for many, it’s also a period of added stress and anxiety. This second installment of our Thanksgiving Family Survival Guide looks at five steps for ensuring your Thanksgiving celebration is one all of your guests will long cherish and remember.
Congressman Kendrick Meek, the Democratic nominee to be Florida’s next U.S. Senator, shares his views on fatherhood, family, and the values that inspire him in an exclusive interview with FatherhoodChannel.com.