Why a strong marriage is like a gift to our children

David Palmiter, PhD, Psychologist & Author, shares advice for parents on why a strong marriage is very beneficial for kids and the three factors that keep a relationship healthy
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Why a strong marriage is like a gift to our children

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Working on our relationship is a top gift we can give to our kids. Being sound in my relationship with my significant others are major gift to my kids. Even though in a short term it can seem like I'm taking things away. I do a lot of marriage counseling. It's amazing to me that if 3 things are in place, a relationship is usually fine. Couples are having bonding time together on a weekly basis. My suggestion is a minimum of an hour a week. Absolute requirement, an hour a week. Not important things not going to get done so that can happen. Second, sex is mutually enjoyed. How often it is, the nature of it can vary from couple to couple but they both mutually enjoyed. And third are not going to their nooks when they argue. Show me a couple that's doing that - having fun, sex is good and their not going to a nuclear. And they're probably doing a lot of effective co-parenting

David Palmiter, PhD, Psychologist & Author, shares advice for parents on why a strong marriage is very beneficial for kids and the three factors that keep a relationship healthy

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David Palmiter, PhD, ABPP

Psychologist & Author

Dr. David Palmiter is a professor of Psychology and Counseling at Marywood University, the President of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (2012-2013), a practicing and board-certified clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience, a Public Education Coordinator for the American Psychological Association, author of an award winning parenting book (times three), dad (of 3.0 children; 3.5 if you count the neurotic dog) and husband (of over 22 years to Dr. Lia Richards-Palmiter, who says she has 4.0 children as she counts David). Dr. Palmiter has over three dozen professional publications to his credit, has given over 200 continuing education workshops around the country and has completed over 300 public education projects, including for outlets such as the LA Times, US News and World Report, USA Today, Wall St. Journal and O Magazine. A central aspect of his professional mission is to put air under the wings of parents as they try to raise happy and self-actualized children. 

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