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. He is a practicing and board-certified clinical psychologist, a past president of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the author of over three dozen publications, including two books on promoting resilience in youth, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (true of < 6% of psychologists), the American Academy of Clinical Psychology and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association in youth. He has also given hundreds of workshops on family issues for organizations such as The Navy SEAL Foundation, The Master Therapist Series at the University of Connecticut, The American Psychological Association and the McGraw-Hill Financial Group and completed hundreds of media projects for outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, US News and World Report and the Wall Street Journal. David is also a dad of three (two studying at Cornell University and one still in high school) and husband of 27 years to Dr. Lia Richards-Palmiter. A central aspect of his professional mission is to put air under the wings of parents as they try to raise happy and resilient children and teens.

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