Candidates for Friday Five

1. Finland: Finland's family cafes are helping solve one of parenting's biggest problems

Annabelle Timsit  

2. Family Systems Trends and Transitions: What They Mean For Military Families event

on Tue January 14th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

3. Government confirms extra support for Troubled Families to succeed


How major milestones like marriage, a first child, and divorce are coming later in life for most Britons... and you'll be happiest when aged between 65 and 74


4. The Names of 1.8 Million Emancipated Slaves Are Now Searchable in the World’s Largest Genealogical Database, Helping African Americans Find Lost Ancestors

5. 2 Articles Open Access to the Public

Best Practices in Relationship Education Focused on Intimate Relationships
Scott M. Stanley, Ryan G. Carlson, Galena K. Rhoades, Howard J. Markman, Lane L. Ritchie, and Alan J. Hawkins
Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Science
Published online: Dec. 18, 2019 | 


6.What It’s Like to Date After Middle Age


7.Parental coaching adolescents through peer stress

Stephanie Henry

OR from same source 

How African American romantic partners support each other when faced with racial discrimination can affect mental, physical health, study shows

Stephanie Henry  

8. Study examines biomarkers, economic factors that may increase risk for cognitive decline

9. The other ‘marriage story’: divorce is at a 40-year low
Carolyn Moynihan

Candidates for Friday Five

1. 2019 Town Halls
Strong Families Thriving Children

2. The Beauty of a Wedding Anniversary

John Cuddeback  

3.  What 12 studies told us about family life in 2019

By Lois M. Collins

4. The state of our unions: The good news and bad news about marriage and family in America

Thursday, January 09, 2020 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT 


The Family Institute at Northwestern University

6. Easy Ways to Get Your Kids to Read More This Year

by Melissa Taylor

7. People Didn’t Used to Ask for ‘Space’ in Their Relationships


8. Is Social Media affecting Your Relationship?
Leigh Baumann

9. How happy couples handle money, according to marriage and money experts

Sofia Pitt  

10. A Free Gift Dads Can Give their Kids this Season...and Beyond

Posted by Melissa Steward

Thanks and Happy New Year to all!


Candidates for Friday Five

1. Best Practices in Relationship Education Focused on Intimate Relationships

2.  The Miseducation of the American Boy

Peggy Orenstein

The Miseducation of the American Boy

The Miseducation of the American Boy

3. Taking Sex Differences in Personality Seriously

Scott Barry Kaufman

4. Adult ADHD is hard on a marriage, but there’s help for couples

by Courtenay Harris Bond, For The Inquirer,

5.  Can You Change Your Personality? Scientists Say ‘Maybe’
By Karen Nikos-Rose


How long does the average marriage last?


Life milestones such as becoming parents, divorce and remarrying happening later, analysis by ONS finds


The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2019


8. Family, not climate, top of mind for tweens


A Couples Therapist Analyzes the Marriage in 

Marriage Story


Candidates for Friday Five

1. FP-19-27 Marriage to Divorce Ratio in the U.S.: Demographic Variation, 2018

2. 30 Core Disagreements Couples Encounter

Grant Hilary Brenner MD,  

3. 'I haven’t seen a healthy version of marriage': children of divorce on the lasting impact

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

4.  4B is the feminist movement persuading South Korean women to turn their backs on sex, marriage and children

Agence France-Presse    


FEATURE: South Korean women saying ‘no’ to marriage


5.Marriage and pregnancy reduce crime


6. Allegorical Maps of Love, Courtship, and Matrimony

The Public Domain Review  

7.  Launching the Navy Family Support Program: A Heartfelt Blend of History and Memoir (Kindle Edition)

by Ann O'Keefe (Author)

8. Call for Articles: Low-Income Families in the 21st Century

Deadline: Jan. 7, 2020

9.  For richer or for poorer? The economic case for marriage is worth remembering

Paul Ormerod

10. Family Strengthening Research (FY2018)



11. 2020 Census Will Help Policymakers Prepare for the Incoming Wave of Aging Boomers


Children with special health care needs are more likely to have adverse childhood experiences

By Deborah SeokDavid Murphey, and Fadumo M. Abdi

13. Evaluating the success of President Johnson’s War on Poverty: Revisiting the historical record using a full-income poverty measure

Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes: Thriving in the 21st Century
  Optimal Health coverAdolescence is a period of immense growth, learning, exploration, and opportunity during which youth develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills that will help them thrive throughout life. While most youth traverse
adolescence without incident, some need additional support to promote their optimal health.

Sometimes such support comes in the form of prevention or intervention programs designed to encourage healthy behaviors that will follow the adolescent through adulthood. A committee of the National Academies was asked to identify the key elements that help make these programs effective in improving outcomes for youth.

While limited research prevented the identification of a set of key components, the committee’s review of available evidence did reveal the strengths of population-wide programs that consider adolescent risk taking as normative, support social-emotional learning and positive youth development, and are provided from childhood throughout adolescence. The committee’s report urges federal agencies to support these programs, as well as further research to enable the identification of core components of effective interventions.

Download the report  |  Read the summary  |  Read the Highlights  |  Brief for Policymakers  |  Press Release



Candidates for Friday Five

1. Are federally supported relationship education programs for lower-income people working?


What it will take for social and emotional learning to succeed

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm EDT


2. In this angry and stressed-out time, research says we can learn to be kinder

Steven Petrow   WAPO

3. “Solo” Dads and “Absent” Dads Not as Different as They Seem


4.  Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence


5. Immigration demographics: A look at the native and foreign-born populations

6. Parent-child reading and playing improves both cognitive development and social/emotional development in a mutually reinforcing way

A. Weisleder, C.B. Cates, J.F. Harding, S.B. Johnson, C.F. Canfield, A.M. Seery, C.D. Raak, A. Alonso, B.P. Dreyer, & A.L. Mendelsohn  

7. 4 Qualities You Should Look For in a Mate

Rian Gordon

8.  Is Divorce Costing Florida Too Much Money?

By Elena Sheppard

9. DIFI Forum Addresses Marriage Challenges Faced by Arab Families

10.   Groves Conference on Marriage and Family 2020 (Call for proposals by 12/20)
 Family Advocacy and Family Policy: Applying Family Research to Policy

11. Satisfaction Is Important, but Give Me a Lever to Pull
Scott M. Stanley Ph.D.


December 12, 2019 , 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 

Report Release Webinar

Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes: Thriving in the 21st Century