Do you and your spouse have different beliefs when it comes to parenting your child?

Marriages require a delicate balance of values such as commitment, trust and honesty. This balance can prove to be difficult when trying to keep a marriage strong and healthy. When you decide to grow your family you not only have a responsibility to your spouse, you now have an obligation to your child. Learning to balance the two may turn out to be more challenging than you had anticipated. Contradicting beliefs on parenting could not only hinder your ability to co-parent but it may also affect your marriage in a negative way. How can you and your spouse learn to co-parent effectively?

Earning her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Mrs. Jennifer Viemont founded Triangle Parenting Solutions in Raleigh, North Carolina. At Triangle Parenting Solutions, Jennifer offers a range of coaching and consultation programs to parents of all conflict levels going through divorce. She teaches parents to make co-parenting decisions that are based on their children’s needs. Mrs. Viemont has experience working with children and families in a variety of mental health settings. She has also been a life coach, helping people create and implement plans that would help them reach their goals.

To find out more about Mrs. Jennifer Viemont and her practice, Triangle Parenting Solutions, you can visit their website or call (919) 539-4840 for an appointment.

Have you become disconnected with your spouse after having children?

Everyone always says that there’s never enough time in the day, especially after starting a family. Whether you have work deadlines, social commitments, or family responsibilities, we all wish there were more time in the day to complete all the tasks in our to-do list. When you are in a marriage you have commitments and responsibilities to each other to tend to as well. However, when you decide to extend your family, some of those needs get put on the back burner or sacrificed all together. You may lose that attraction and connection to your spouse that once brought you so close together. What steps can you take to rekindle that connection and attraction to bring you and your spouse back together?

Earning his Master’s Degree in Counseling with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Mr. Tony Delmedico is founder of a private practice in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Delmedico has researched and written about the depths of fatherhood and writes a monthly blog for Carolina Parent about this trials and tribulations of parenting entitled “Go Ask Your Dad.” Mr. Delmedico works with children, individuals and couples to relieve suffering and improve relationships.

To find out more about Mr. Tony Delmedico and his practice you can visit their website or call (919) 623-8118 for an appointment.

Does long-standing sibling rivalry really have an impact on a marriage?

So where does sibling rivalry start in the first place? According to academic professionals at the University of Michigan Health System, the most fundamental effect and characteristic of sibling rivalry is jealousy. Constant arguments between siblings create a strong feeling of tension in the household that’s felt by everyone.

It’s also been suggested that rivalry between siblings has negative effects on the marriage of the parents, as the problems experienced between the siblings begin to make the parents more likely to disagree about who is right and who is wrong in different situations. So what is the best way to ease the tension and quell the rivalries?

Today’s guest is Dr. Kristen Wynns, a child psychologist and parenting, testing and custody specialist and the owner of Wynns Family Psychology. With extensive experience in child and parenting issues, Kristen has seen her fair share of family tension derived from sibling rivalry. According to her, spouses can reduce the negative effects of the rivalry by communicating with each other and presenting a unified front to the children.

The Wynns Family Psychology ‘Sibling Strife’ workshop will be held September 23, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

To find out more about Kristen and her practice, visit their website or call (919) 467-7777 to schedule an appointment.