Managing Emotions in Families

Emotional outbursts can be a burden to all who come in contact with them, and this seems to happen most significantly, and with the most damage, in families.  This program from BYUtv shows how two families succeeded in controlling their emotions:  The Candland family of Ashburn, Virginia, who had 4 kids in 3 1/2 years, and the Wood family of Draper, Utah, who blended two families with a total of 10 children: Managing Our Emotions
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Successful Single Parenting

Divorced and widowed parents with small children have an overflowing plate - often feeling their daily life is overwhelming.  This program from BYUtv shows the lives of several single parents, and gives sound insight into how to cope with such huge challenges by demonstrating how these people did it: Successful Single Parenting    
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Strengthening Blended Families

Families are permanently altered by death and divorce, so when single parents remarry, they and their children are now likely in a blended family. As we see here, building a successful blended family takes patience and time.  Here's how some families have met the challenge.  It's exhilarating to see how they go from the shock and despair of sudden loss, through the struggle of blending, to the satisfaction and joy of achieving success: Strengthening Blended Families  
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Financial Challenges in Families

Nearly every family has problems with money, and often it's disagreements over finances that cause marriages to end in divorce.  (In 85% of divorces, money is a factor.)  Here is a Real Families Real Answers (TM) episode that shows how two families, one from New Hampshire, one from Nevada, both with 4 kids, have learned to deal with this issue.  In one case, the husband is a spender and the wife is a saver - a situation laden with potential conflict - but they've learned to work through thei...
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Effective Parenting

These two episodes from Real Families Real Answers (TM) explore the process of raising children, both when they're young and when they're teens. Effective Parenting This episode introduces us to the Rowes (at Hill Air Force Base) and the Howards of St. Anthony, Idaho.  The Rowes have 4 children and the Howards 10.  Of course, the Rowes are a military family, which is intrinsically interesting, while the Howards help their 10 children learn through the means of a family raspberry patch.  Bo...
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Keeping a Marriage Strong

These three episodes from Real Families Real Answers (TM) help us with normal and difficult problems  in marriage.  As before, you will meet families in each of these half-hour programs who are ordinary, yet diverse, who live in widely separated parts of the country, and who have learned to cope successfully as they make their way through the joys and the trials inherent in marriage and family. The first two episodes focus on the ordinary problems that couples deal with, while the third l...
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