5 Things to Teach your Kids about Marriage

It’s true someday your child will grow up and have relationships. This is a good thing. They will love and be loved and someday even marry. We hope their lucky and find a partner who love, respect and honor them. We hope their heartache is minimal. Most parents usually neglect this education. We may make a big deal of teaching them about sex but we don’t even have public education to follow up on teaching them about marriage, relationships and being a good partner. This is why CoupleDumb has created the Top 5 Things to Teach your Kids about Marriage/Relationships:

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Just Say No

We promise we won’t be too preachy today. We promise that our post will be nice and lull you into a feeling of warm fuzzies and butterfly kisses the likes you have never known. We also promise that tomorrow will be a day you will win the lottery and your Lamborghini will get 55 miles to the gallon. While we are at it, we promise to be as trustworthy as your parents were or your last boyfriend/girlfriend and never hurt you. We promise all these things and a pony, too!

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Talking About S-E-X

As we close up summer and enter the fall, our minds turn towards more homebound pursuits. Many people focus on getting their homes ready for the winter or return to their book clubs and knitting circles. The ‘not so hot months’ has us thinking of something very different: SEX. We know that, as highly intellectual folk, sex is something base and animalistic but those are the exact reasons why we like it. Yes, we have discussed sex before but it seems to come up so often in our discussions, we thought we would take another whack at it. What’s the angle this time? Bestiality? Contraptions? Contraception? Nah!

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What’s your mettle?

Tuesday we discuss kids and kid stuff. We discuss parenting and how Motherhood and Fatherhood are a relationship unlike many others. We discuss children and their development. But we tend to steer away from talking about when kids deal with adversity. We, as parents, want to believe that hardship is exclusively dealt to and handled by adults. This could not be farther from the truth. We shield our children from the boogey man of reality only to find the

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Attachment Parenting

Excuses for bad parenting: 1) Well, it isn’t like they came with a manual. 2) You need a license to fish but anyone can be a parent. 3) Ever since they made it illegal to spank, parents aren’t allowed to parent. People say this all the time when they are in parenting classes. It’s like we have decided that since we are ill prepared for parenting that we should not be held responsible for what we do as parents. Then you have the converse who feels that parenting is a full time job which must be approached like containing a nuclear spill with a baby strapped to their chest. Is attachment that important?

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The Little Ball and Chain

Today is Monday and for many kids in this country, it is the first day of the fall term. Welcome to the 2010-2011 school year! If you are in South Florida, we say ‘Go Coral Reef Barracudas!’ Anyways, all three of our kids are in school today and we are in the middle of some serious ambivalence. We have some sadness mixed with elation mixed with exhaustion and a smidge of ennui and a lot of ‘now what do we do’s?’. One thing we are very clear about is that it is a good thing they are in school.

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Our Little Girl Is Going To College (Part I)

As we wrap up our education week, many of you are running around doing your last minute back to school shopping. We have been shopping all summer for our three scholars so these weeks are dedicated to getting our kids mentally ready for the next year. There is a lot to education from a student’s attitude to the styles of learning to the teaching styles to a student’s understanding of who they are in the universe. What? You didn’t get the last one we mentioned?

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What Is Your Learning Style?

Why are we taking on education? What the hell does this have to do with relationships? Why the hostility? Easy. Kids are going back to school as you read this and as parents and human beings, learning is a universal topic. Your ability to learn, education and understanding are all of utmost importance in creating and maintaining relationships. But, we are all different and in education, as in life, one size does not fit all.

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