Changes that might come for empty nesters: Change in roles – maybe start a new career, change in relationship with husband – more time, make that a good thing, care giving shift – kids may begin to take care of you It’s gonna be okay, the kids are alright.
KEEPING MARRIAGE HEALTHY: “Choose your love, love your choice.” -Thomas S. Monson — The three C’s to a Healthy Marriage Commitment – “Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other” -The Family: A Proclamation to the World Personal dedication – intentional decision & desire to stay in marriage for mutual benefit…
PARENTING & SEXUALITY: Be direct & plain
PARENTING & MEDIA: “Be where you are when you are there” -Elder Ridd
ADOLESCENCE AND EMERGING ADULTHOOD: “Be a guide on the side, not a sage on the stage” -Professor Cornwall
THE INTERPRETATIVE STAGE: Be willing to answer & focus on progress.
AUTHORITY STAGE: Be patient and creative
NURTURING STAGE: Be sensitive and responsive
TRANSITIONS TO PARENTHOOD & PREGNANCY: This is a big change, but a happy one.