ERIC Number: ED318172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Nurturing Your Marriage Relationship.
Murphy, Linda; Della Corte, Suzanne
Special Parent/Special Child, v5 n6 Nov-Dec 1989
The presence in the family of a child with a disabling condition frequently creates or intensifies stress between husband and wife. By forging and strengthening marital bonds and creating an environment that fosters teamwork, openness, and caring, the marriage partnership will be a source of support and renewal. Reactions to the birth of a baby with a disability include withdrawal, self-sacrifice, and disagreements over child-rearing practices. The father's reaction may be to distance himself from the entire situation, leading to the mother's feeling of being alone or trapped. The marriage partners should share their feelings and share responsibilities. Each spouse should have time each day to spend totally focused on himself or herself. In addition, parents should take time to spend with each other. A list of do's and don'ts is included in the periodical issue. In addition, the issue contains an article about gift selection for children aged 10 and older, and an article about being the single parent of a special child. (JDD)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Disabilities, Family Life, Family Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, Marriage, One Parent Family, Stress Management
Lindell Press, Inc., P.O. Box 462, South Salem, NY 10590 ($20.00 per year, $3.75 per issue).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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