Creating a Family Village

Creating a strong support network to make raising your children a little easier.

Creating a Family Village

We’ve all heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”. It’s true.  Raising children is a little easier when you have a good support network.  But what if you don’t have family close by?  Well, you could create your own “family village” suggests Carol Ummel Lindquist, author of “Happily Married With Kids”. “A family village is the people that support your family.  They fill the role of grandmother, grandfather, aunts, uncles, older siblings.  I think that we so often live far from our family of origin or we somehow have families who are somewhat dysfunctional and we want to try to do it a little bit differently.  As a couple if you have people around you who enjoy your children and listen to you when parenting is just a little bit harder than you thought it would be, it keeps you on a steady even keel and leaves you the energy to devote to each other as a couple. ”


The Parent Report’s Expert guest is Carol Ummel Lindquist, author of “Happily Married With Kids”.

From the nationally syndicated radio show “The Parent Report”, hosted by Joanne Wilson and heard on more than 100 radio stations. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service


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