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Beautiful Post on Forgiving Our Parents

Beautiful Post on Forgiving Our Parents | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Today, an author, friend, another mama of 6, living not off land, but sea, a woman of deep wisdom and whom I hold in the highest esteem — Leslie Leyland Fields is on the farm’s front porch with a needed story on forgiving our parents:   My father...
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Beautiful post on forgiving our parents ....  and seeing them as people who have suffered as we have, and have reasons for doing the wrong things that they may have done. 

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Study: Having More Siblings Might Protect You From Divorce

Study: Having More Siblings Might Protect You From Divorce | Staying Together | Scoop.it
On Tuesday morning, three sociology professors from Ohio State University presented an intriguing result at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association:

 

Having more siblings reduces your chances of getting divorced as an adult.


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Interesting study that shows a connection between having more siblings and being less likely to divorce. It actually makes sense, because you are more open to dealing with a wide variety of people and personalities. You also have more experience in conflict resolution. 

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The Fatherhood Factor

The Fatherhood Factor | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Walking a child through life tends to make a man less self-centered and more patient, creative and flexible.

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All the awesome things that come from a man being a father ... from having a better sense of humour to becoming more responsible. Some of this seems like common sense, but it's good to hear it confirmed. 

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Honoring the 'courage' of fatherhood | National Columnists | ADN.com

Honoring the 'courage' of fatherhood | National Columnists | ADN.com | Staying Together | Scoop.it
The smallest and most fundamental form of government is the family and it is falling apart. Americans across the political spectrum are beginning to recognize it.

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Good article ... the family is an important part of our society. 

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Families That Eat Together Are Thinner: Study

Families That Eat Together Are Thinner: Study | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Here's fresh scientific evidence that the family dining room may be the healthiest place in the house: New research shows families that eat meals together - without the television on - and stay seated until everyone is finished are more likely to...

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As a society, we used  to always eat together. Then we got too busy. Now, a new study confirms we really are too busy, and eating together would help us fight obesity. It only makes sense  that being part of a family, and acting like a family would be good for our health! 

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Six Words You Should Say Today

Six Words You Should Say Today | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Very rarely does one sentence have immediate impact on me. Very rarely does one sentence change the way I interact with my family. But this one did. It was not from Henry Thoreau or some renowned c...
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Six words you can say to anyone you love ... to let them know you love them. 

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Is Your Family Choosing Money Over Time?

Is Your Family Choosing Money Over Time? | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Following up on the last post suggesting we “underachieve” so that we have time to achieve with our family, you might ask whether not putting most of your energies into career and financial achieve...
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