Positive Parenting: Happy Marriage = Happy Kids
Robyn Greene explains how to keep kids happy by keeping your marriage happy.Photo: Video by IdahoOnYourSide.com
The world watched as the royal family welcomed its newest member into the world on Monday. So this week, Robyn Greene talks about taking a royal approach to positive parenting.
If you really think about it, the royal couple is just like any other couple. New parents who, I'm guessing, are royally overwhelmed with the thought of parenthood. But there's one big difference: they probably have a *ot more help around the house! So for the rest of us, here are a few tips to help keep stress at bay and keep those relationships strong at home.
First, don't be afraid to put yourself and your relationships first. Experts at Parenting.com say it's actually good for children to learn early on that the world does not always revolve around them. Easier said than done, right? Well don't worry, you don't need to plan a fancy, expensive date night. Just give each other 20 minutes a day to talk and reconnect about something other than children.
Next, overwhelmed by chores around the house? Try doing them together as a couple. It'll give you time to reconnect and give you some company while washing that endless pile of laundry.
And always remember that these challenges at any stage in life are temporary, and almost every parent knows what you're going through. From every advice column and expert blog I've read -- and I've read a lot -- the main thing to keep in mind is a happy marriage helps create happy kids.