Families with Young Children
There is nothing like sleep deprivation and totally dependent beings to test the resiliency of a relationship. Unfortunately, many families in the effort to keep everything running develop habits that are unsatisfactory for all members of the family. Self care for parents such as exercise, being creative, social and spiritual practices often fall to the wayside along with making time to be a couple. This is survival mode, but it only works for so long. Much of the work with families with young children has to do with consciously and intentional making effort to create balance of self care, couple time, and family time in addition to learning to problem solve with and around children and child rearing.