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Being a fair parent increases your authority
From an article by Child and Family Blog
If your child thinks you are fair, they obey you as they see you as legitimate authority. Harsh disciplinary strategies backfire. Instead of eliciting a healthy fear, they undermine parental legitimacy.
No Crying at the Dinner Table
From a video by Carol Nguyen
A film that highlights the common stigma in families against expressing emotional vulnerability. It presents a portrait of intergenerational trauma, grief, and secrets about things left unsaid.
Money Can't Fix Everything - a relational approach to poverty
From a report by Jubilee Centre
Poverty is best understood as a symptom of relational dysfunction, especially in families, rather than a purely financial condition. A relational approach requires that we recognise 3 principles..
Managing ‘back to school’ anxieties
From an article by Care for the Family
Children will be returning to their classrooms and there will be a vast range of emotions that come as a result, from both children and parents. A few principles that might help...
Family matters for student performance
From an article from the Institute for Family Stud
Student performance cannot be understood apart from family dynamics. What should our communities and larger society be doing to help ensure that future generations of children have a stable, supportive, family life?
Cohabiting families’ disadvantage
From a study by Institute of Family Studies
Many cohabiting couples with children doubt their current relationship will last, especially compared to married parents. And they are less likely to see their relationship as a vital part of their life.
Strong families - flourishing children
From an article by The Sector (Early Education)
Children living in families with higher levels of resilience and connection are much more likely to flourish. This is true across all levels of income, health status and exposure to adverse childhood experiences.
Protecting your relationship from becoming a Covid-19 victim
From an article by the Institute of Family Studies
Due to lockdown, we are going to have multiple opportunities to share aspects of ourselves with our spouses and loved ones. There will probably be times when we are not at our best. 5 tips to help.
Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs)
Adults who report more positive childhood experiences (PCEs) are less likely to suffer from depression or poor mental health – and are more likely to have healthy relationships.
How to help children handle grief after the death of a parent
From an article on Huffington Post
Intense feelings can be particularly hard to process for bereaved children dealing with the loss of an important figure like a parent. What can a parent or family member do to lovingly support a young child?
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Online - In Conversation: Encountering Jesus as Families
A resource to encourage you and your church family to find creative ways to encounter Jesus. Join Tony Sharp, National Coordinator for Care for the Family’s Who Let the Dads Out? programme, Shell Perris and Laura Ashley for this important discussion.
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