- By William J. Doherty Barbara Z. Carlson

Putting Family First: Successful Strategies for Reclaiming Family Life in a Hurry-Up World

  • Title: Putting Family First: Successful Strategies for Reclaiming Family Life in a Hurry-Up World
  • Author: William J. Doherty Barbara Z. Carlson
  • ISBN: 9780805068382
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • Putting Family First Successful Strategies for Reclaiming Family Life in a Hurry Up World The founders of a lauded family advocacy organization present a guide for reclaiming family life even in the most hectic households In the past twenty years children s free time has declined by twel

    The founders of a lauded family advocacy organization present a guide for reclaiming family life, even in the most hectic households.In the past twenty years, children s free time has declined by twelve hours a week, time spent on structured sports activities has doubled, family dinners are down by a third, and the number of families taking vacations together has decreasedThe founders of a lauded family advocacy organization present a guide for reclaiming family life, even in the most hectic households.In the past twenty years, children s free time has declined by twelve hours a week, time spent on structured sports activities has doubled, family dinners are down by a third, and the number of families taking vacations together has decreased by 28 percent When William J Doherty and Barbara Z Carlson observed this trend in their own families and community, they took action and founded Family Life First, an organization committed to helping parents reclaim family time.Doherty and Carlson offer realistic ways to regain valuable family connections and embark on balanced, meaningful relationships at home Drawing on their years of hands on experience, they share tips for time crunched parents on how to get everyone to sit down for family meals make bedtime a meaningful end to the day plan family outings and vacations make time for your marriageMore than just a time management manual, this book delves into the issues that lie at the heart of all family related choices, revealing innovative ways to address scheduling conflicts, competitiveness, and the many other situations that cause daily angst Offering a new perspective on a fraying institution, Putting Family First restores a sense of fulfillment, fun, and security to the family once again.

    1 thought on “Putting Family First: Successful Strategies for Reclaiming Family Life in a Hurry-Up World

    1. Cofounders of Family Life First, Doherty and Carlson believe that “family relationships are the irreplaceable core of a full human life” and that soccer practice, violin lessons, and other extracurricular activities serve to overwhelm children and distance them from their loved ones. Reclaiming the family meal, where parents establish and lead rituals (e.g discussion, prayer) instead of just eating as quickly as possible, allows everyone to reconnect. This, in turn, eases further reclaiming, [...]

    2. I picked up this book at the library because it was by the same author as Taking Back your Marriage. I don't like this book as much as taking back your marriage because it seems to take 2 things for granted that I disagree with. They assume mother will work and kids will go to school. I don't expect to finish the book.

    3. Dr. William J. Doherty was a guest speaker at BYU. I would like to read a book by him I liked his ideas about the importance of family time and meals are positive factors to building stronger families.

    4. This book discusses the shifting values in modern culture from families to children, from communities to individuals. There are some interesting stories and innovative ideas for making your family and marriage a priority in life.

    5. i loved this book. it really solidified my ideas about slowing things down and not signing my kids up for too many activities. it really supports adn gives ideas around the church's family night program. it was nice to have professionals saying the things i was thinking.

    6. There are a lot of ideas and solutions in this book, and it stresses that what works for one family may not for the other.

    7. This was a library book but I'd love to own a copy. Great strategies for increasing family time and developing routines and traditions that support unrushed family time.

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