From Dr. Jane's Notebook

Staying in Love Raising Children

Over the past few years, I've had the pleasure of speaking to parents of newborns who attend Wesley Long Community Hospital's Parent's Point Program. This has been a great opportunity for me to visit the newborns and get to know their parents, who are in the process of adapting to their new child. Here are a few highlights we've covered.

Children need a strong foundation upon which to grow, and that foundation is the bond between their parents. As parents, we need to maintain healthy and loving relationships in order for our children to feel secure and to grow well. I recall a conversation in our family when our children were small. They wanted to know why Mommy and Daddy always went out for Date Night once a week, leaving them with the babysitter. Our reply was "Mommies and Daddies need to stay in love". I can still remember their satisfied smiles as they waved good-bye.

ęCopyright, 1994, 1995, Jane R. Rosen-Grandon. All rights reserved.

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Last Updated October 17, 1998 by Gary M. Grandon, Ph.D.