You learn importance of transition commitment and putting the needs of another

You learn importance of transition commitment and

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You learn importance of transition, commitment, and putting the needs of another ahead of your own. Why are these important?
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ParentingMany times, couples decide that they want to start a FAMILY. This decision should be discussed during coupling. When the decision is made to become parents, it is one that impacts Individual developmentIdentity of a familyCouple’s relationshipWhy do you think all these areas are impacted?
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3 stages of ParentingThe Expanding Family The Developing FamilyLaunching
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Expanding FamilyFirst part of parental stage when new members are added to the familyAlone time between couples drops drastically because time is focused on small children
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Developing FamilyChildren move into school and focus shifts outside the homeTeens are getting ready to leave their family
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LaunchingEnd of parenting stage when children are leaving the family homeSending children out on their ownExtended when adult children return home36% of young adults live in parent’s home
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LaunchingStarts when first child leaves for college and continues until all children are gone.It is difficult for some parents to establish adult relationships with their children, which is KEY for future success. WHY?Parents need to be accepting of new people that their children may bring into the family as well as new relationships their children establish with another family.
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The Middle YearsChildren are gone and parents become a “couple” againEmpty nest sometimes leaves parents feeling sad-others feel freedom and excited for new time to focus on each otherIncome pressures often decrease during this stagePeople start caring for aging parents
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Retirement
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