In the parenting section of any bookstore, you will find a vast array of survival guides with proven tools and strategies for getting through life with kids. But in survival mode, the level of happiness and well-being of parents is endangered. So, how do we as parents move our partnerships from endangered happiness to flourishing?
As a new parent, I can tell you that there seems to be a surprising lack of guidance from science about how to have (and raise) a child. Since Catherine and I first learned we were expecting, the biggest piece of advice we have received from friends has been, “Don’t listen to advice,” referencing the …