Where You Live Matters
People who are highly satisfied with their neighborhood are 25 percent more likely to be highly satisfied with their family life.
-Toth, Brown, and Xu 2002
Open Communication Is A Must
The less open the communication between adults and children, the more pessimistic the children are likely to be and the less likely the children are to feel secure in their family relationship. This is nearly doubly as significant in stepparent-children relationships.
– Al-Abbad 2001
Tell The Family Story
Parents who frequently share stories of family history with their children produce higher levels of interest and concern for family members, and increase the likelihood of their children’s happiness as an adult by 5 percent.
– Leader 2001
Parents who are more honest…
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