What are some of the reasons couples get divorced? Abuse, addiction, unfaithfulness, emotional immaturity, conflicts with family, selfishness, lack of communication, unfulfilled expectations, financial trouble, grow apart
What type or responsibilities should a couple be ready to face when starting a family?
Responsibilities Before Birth Emotional Maturity Safety Financial Discipline
Responsibilities Before Birth Emotional Maturity Safety Financial Discipline Prenatal Care, Place to live, Income Once you have a baby, their needs have to come before yours Safe environment to raise a child Diapers, formula, day care, clothes …$$$ for 18 years (at least!) How will you raise the child? Public vs Private school? Religion?
A parent’s actions and behaviors are noticed and even picked up by their children. What are some things a parent can do to help build a healthy self-esteem in their children?
Give children time and attention Establish clear rules and limits Take time to listen and communicate Praise positive behavior and good choices