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In an article that can be related to by many, Diana Divecha discusses the normality of conflict in family life. However, she then goes on to discuss ways to strengthen family bonds in a healthy way and creating a family culture of repairing. 

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/family_conflict_is_normal_its_the_repair_that_matters

 

Robert Myers discusses the importance of family time and the effect it has on children’s mental health. He gives practical ideas that can be applied in many family dynamics that can influence children for the better. 

https://childdevelopmentinfo.com/psychology/importance-of-family-time-on-kids-mental-health-and-adjustment-to-life/#gs.rlx5ns

 

In this article. Jim and Lynne Jackson discuss the “battle” called family dinner. And despite the struggle of this time, they stress the importance of family dinner. 

https://connectedfamilies.org/family-mealtime/?gclid=CjwKCAiAgbiQBhAHEiwAuQ6Bks1MB7ZRsXK9gBN8yVLwLscT3UySecwYP6HR54zZR5Bzg8pDHGbjUhoCFUYQAvD_BwE

 

This article lays out 10 benefits of spending time together as a family. 

https://familyfocusblog.com/6-benefits-of-spending-time-together-as-a-family/

 

There are many ways to discipline your child, but in this article the author focuses on ways that are healthy and smart.

https://www.unicef.org/parenting/child-care/how-discipline-your-child-smart-and-healthy-way

 

It can be difficult staying in touch with family members that are far away, but we know it its important. This article gives effective and practical tips to stay in touch with those you love. 

https://www.companionstairlifts.co.uk/news/tips-for-staying-in-touch-with-relatives

 

Aging is inevitable, and can be a great experience! This article provides useful information to manage the family dynamic of aging parents. 

https://www.theosborn.org/blog/2019/10/01/family-dynamics-caring-aging-parents-09066

 

Showing love for your family does not require grand gestures. This article provides simple ways to say “I love you.”

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/parenting/family-time/15-little-everyday-ways-to-show-your-family-love

 

Loving parents do so much for their children. Here are 3 ways to show your parents you love them!

https://www.wikihow.com/Show-Your-Parents-You-Love-Them

 

Supportive parenting can make a difference in the dynamics of a family, especially with teenagers. This article provides useful information to implement it into your family life situation.

https://parents.au.reachout.com/skills-to-build/connecting-and-communicating/supportive-parenting-and-teenagers

 

Eventually, kids grow up. Here is an article on finding ways to support your aging children without overdoing it. 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/on-parenting/when-kids-grow-up-how-to-support-adult-children-without-hovering/2019/08/22/4919a56c-a70d-11e9-9214-246e594de5d5_story.html

 

Life is full of changes, which can sometimes be difficult as parents. This article gives good insight on how to let go as kids grow.

https://www.bhg.com/health-family/school/back-to-school/how-to-let-go-as-they-grow/

 

This article provides a guide to modern parenting.

https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/guide-to-modern-parenting

 

The definition of family.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/family-kinship

 

Teachings from religious leaders on family. A timeless proclamation for all the world. 

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/the-family-a-proclamation-to-the-world/the-family-a-proclamation-to-the-world?lang=eng

 

Here is what the bible teaches about family:

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist/belong/family/bible-teachings-about-family

 

Find your ancestors and become closer to your family. 

https://www.familysearch.org/en/about/

 

Want to do genealogical research? Here is how you can get started.

https://www.archives.gov/riverside/how-to-begin-genealogical-research

 

Do not worry if you are new to genealogy. Here are resources for beginners.

https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/New_to_Genealogy_-_Beginners_First_Step

 

Read this article if you wonder, “why do I need to research my family?”

https://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/6-surprising-benefits-of-researching-your-family-history/#:~:text=Researching%20genealogy%20can%20make%20a,opening%20up%20doors%20of%20communication.

 

Why do family history? Read this post:

https://www.familysearch.org/en/blog/why-we-need-family-history-now-more-than-ever

 

Dive deep into who you are and where you come from with an ancestry DNA test. 

https://www.ancestry.com/dna/

 

Wondering why you should do an ancestry DNA test? Read this:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8202415/

 

How well do you know your family? Ask these thought provoking questions:

https://www.joincake.com/blog/family-questions/

 

A list of the best family vacation spots:

https://travel.usnews.com/rankings/best-family-vacations-in-the-usa/

Debating another family vacation? Follow this link to find reasons why family vacations are beneficial for you!

https://www.moneycrashers.com/family-vacations-benefits/

 

Family Love: What It Is, What It Looks Like, And How To Make It Happen

https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/love/family-love-what-it-is-what-it-looks-like-and-how-to-make-it-happen/

 

This article gives ways to build strong family relationships.

https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/canr/cooperative-extension/fact-sheets/building-strong-family-relationships/

 

Not everyone is naturally a family person. Read this article to learn how to be a better family person.

https://goodmenproject.com/families/9-tips-for-becoming-a-good-family-person/

 

Family relations not only make a difference in the personal lives of many, but also make a difference in society as a whole. 

https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/family/what-is-the-importance-of-family-in-modern-society/

 

This article discusses how family is much more than we may see it. Read it to see why families must thrive.

https://www.sharedjustice.org/most-recent/2017/7/19/what-families-need-to-thrive

 

What traditions do you have with your family? Read this to find out the benefits of having family traditions. 

https://www.verywellfamily.com/family-rituals-meaning-examples-3288187

 

Having a support system with your family can be so important. Learn how to improve it here:

https://intermountainhealthcare.org/blogs/topics/heart/2016/04/5-ways-to-build-a-support-system-among-family-members/

 

What are family values? Why have them? Read more here:

https://www.ncfr.org/cfle-network/past-issues/spring-2013/embracing-family-values

 

Be the best grandparent you can be! 

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jun/11/10-ways-to-be-a-fabulous-grandparent

 

Family time is crucial. Make it the best you can!

https://www.allprodad.com/10-tips-to-better-family-time/

 

What gift do you get a close family member? Here are some ideas!

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/gift-ideas/g29263705/best-family-gifts/

 

Feeling the effects of being an empty nester? Read for ways to cope!

https://www.verywellfamily.com/how-to-cope-with-empty-nest-syndrome-4163133

 

Family traditions can foster memories that will last with time. Read some ideas here!

https://www.parents.com/fun/activities/fun-family-tradition-ideas/

 

Family photos are great way to document family over time. Here is how to look the best you can!

https://www.shutterfly.com/ideas/what-to-wear-for-family-photos/

 

There are so many memories within a family that can feel like they are slipping through our fingers! Here are some creative ways to preserve those precious memories. 

https://www.pixiteapps.com/blog/general/creative-ways-to-preserve-precious-family-memories/

 

What is a family motto? Learn more and apply to your family life!

https://www.firefliesandmudpies.com/enjoy-dont-destroy/#:~:text=What%20is%20a%20Family%20Motto,empathy%2C%20kindness%2C%20and%20relationships.

 

We are surrounded by many who lack family ties. Learn how you can help:

https://www.adoptuskids.org/adoption-and-foster-care/overview/ways-to-help

 

You can do your part to help foster families. Learn more here:

https://goproject.org/10-meaningful-ways-to-support-a-foster-family/

 

Have a family member struggling with their mental health? Learn how you can support them!

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/talk/friends-family-members

 

Money is a topic with the ability to drive a wedge in family members. Be better equipped to talk about money with your family. 

https://www.principal.com/individuals/build-your-knowledge/how-talk-family-about-money

 

Help your family learn about money early on. Read this for more information. 

https://www.forbes.com/advisor/personal-finance/how-to-teach-your-kids-good-money-habits/

 

What is the purpose of family? Read this article that references scripture and provides useful information. 

https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/the-purpose-of-the-family/

 

Teach good morals to your family. Try these new family rituals!

https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/family-rituals-teaching-responsibility-positivity-kindness-compassion

 

Boundaries are crucial in family relationships, especially with aging. Read and learn how to draw or redraw your boundaries. 

https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/redrawing-boundaries-with-adult-children/