Family Assets Article

I’m honored to have an article of mine published by the Fuller Youth Institute’s ejournal.  The ejournal is a great resource not only for youth workers and parents, but also anyone who is interested in how the church can strengthen faith for kids and families.  This piece summarizes research from the Search Institute on Family Assets…

Like many couples I know, my husband and I do not tackle problems in similar ways.

My recent pregnancy highlights this. I draw on my social side, observing and talking to parents I know about their experience. I focus on the most pressing challenge—the first six months—and figure I will create some space in my head for 6 months to 25 years later on down the road. Even then, I only ask about certain things, like how a family handles birthdays in light of being so close to Christmas, since we’re due December 20.

My husband, on the other hand, goes to books. He likes books; books contain facts. Just as much as going to a book is a reflection of his personality, so are the types of books he buys. Brain research. He’s only purchased books on infant and toddler brain research.

Many of us do not find brain research to be great summertime reading, but we are still looking to answer the same question—how do we build our family in the best way we can?  Read on…

One thought on “Family Assets Article

  1. Hi Meredith, thanks for sharing. My birthday is close to Christmas. From the receiving side, especially when I was younger, guilt worked. 🙂 Something to watch for, especially with grandparents. 🙂

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