Grandfamilies in the U.S.

What struggles do grandparents raising grandchildren face and what policy improvements might help them meet these challenges?

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What Young Adults Really Want from the "Birds and the Bees"

Talking to your kids about sex can be scary! Here are some tips from young adults that you can incorporate into your talks with your child

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The Effects of Talking with your Kid about Sex

There are lots of myths surrounding what happens when you talk to your child about sex. Here's some research to help bust those myths!

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Tips for Talking with Your Child About Sex

Just saying the words aren't enough. The quality of your conversations about sex can make a huge difference!

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Sleepless in Seattle

Could better sleep help our relationships? Read what was learned from tracking 78 couples over a 2-week period who were asked to make notes daily about their sleep quality and any arguments they had as a couple. Would you believe that even one night of poor sleep was associated with increased conflict in the relationship the next day? Yet another reason sleep is important. 

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Topics:
  • Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful
    Parenting/Transition to Parenthood
    Recognizing the interaction between parenting and romantic relationship quality and how to sustain your relationship throughout the life stage of parenthood
    Physical Health
    Physical health in romantic relationships
    Preventing Relationship Distress & Instability
    Factors that decrease risk and increase protective factors of romantic relationships
    Stress, Resilience, & Coping
    How to manage stress coming from outside or inside a romantic relationship
  • Parenting in the Age of #MeToo: What Are You Communicating?

    "In this current age of #Metoo, what messages are being taught to boys about touching others without their consent?"..and who are the ones sharing these messages? Parents can play an important role in communicating healthy and consensual sexual practices to their children.

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    Topics:
  • Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Parenting/Transition to Parenthood
    Recognizing the interaction between parenting and romantic relationship quality and how to sustain your relationship throughout the life stage of parenthood
    Values
    Recognizing and understanding how partners’ values (e.g., adventure, commitment, humor, etc.) influence expectations and behaviors in romantic relationships
  • Family Relationships Impact Teen Depression

    Family relationships impact depression symptoms experienced by teenagers and young adults- learn how influences differ for boys and girls!

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    Topics:
  • Mental Health & Personal Development
    Understanding and maximizing what each person brings to their romantic relationships and how relationships impact our mental health
    Parenting/Transition to Parenthood
    Recognizing the interaction between parenting and romantic relationship quality and how to sustain your relationship throughout the life stage of parenthood