The Parents Relationship

Child Development and the Parental Relationship — 2

Posted by on Nov 27, 2010 in The Parents Relationship | 2 comments

This is part two of a post written by my friend a colleague Steve Sulmeyer. Part 1 can be found here. Given these (and other) potential pressures on the relationship, let alone the lack of sleep and other challenges facing new parents, it’s easy for the relationship to be neglected.  Like a garden that isn’t watered, a relationship that isn’t cared for will wither and die.  Many relationships that do die often trace the beginning of the end to the birth of the first child.  So what can or should be done to prevent such a tragedy, and get parents back into the loving relationship...

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Child Development and the Parental Relationship — 1

Posted by on Nov 20, 2010 in The Parents Relationship | 5 comments

This is part 1 of a 2 part guest-post written by my friend and colleague Steve Sulmeyer on the important role the parental relationship plays in shaping a child’s development. (1) As most parents have discovered, having a child, particularly in the early years, puts enormous stress on even the best of relationships, with resulting tensions, frustrations and discord.  Few fail to notice the negative effects such tensions have on their child, and on their ability to optimally parent their child.  And yet, pervasive as this problem is, most of the parenting literature focuses on how an...

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