Happy Marriage, Happy Life, Happy Kids

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A happy marriage, makes for a happy life.

The other day I read an article on Facebook, entitled “Three Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married”.  The gist of it is that if you put your marriage above all other things in your life you will be happy, and then, in turn, success will come to you in all other aspects of your life (including parenting). I can really see how this makes sense!

My husband and I work really hard to make each other happy, to make each other’s lives easier, and to support one another in everything we do. This makes us a happy and communicative parenting team. Our son sees us as happy adults, happy parents, and therefore, he is a happy child.

What about the single parents?

However, this got me thinking of all the single parents out there. How do they bring up well-adjusted children? While asking myself this question, I began to think about all the single moms I know. I don’t know any single dads. I found that they all had a few qualities in common. First, they are all emotionally stable. They don’t let their world get shaken by childish drama.  And when something real hits their lives, they don’t allow it to break them. Second, they have strong wills that allow them to work hard for what they want to achieve, and to provide everything for their children.

And finally, they have some sort of support system. Whether it is a close circle of family or friends, they have people on whom they rely. I think the bottom line is that if you want to raise happy children, you need to make sure that your life is happy and stable, and the rest will follow.