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Characteristics of the Healthy Family
The family is the basic social unit of society and, in many
ways, an indication of the kind of society in which we
live. Research shows that it is in the family that we
first learn to play, to share, to help, to love, and to
establish relationships. Some families effectively prepare
family members to be strong, contributing members of
society; others do not, often because of the lack of
parenting skills and missed opportunities.
Early in our history we did not consider parenting as a
“skill” that needed to be taught and practiced like...