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Family Life Cycle Theory (Reuben Hill, 1949): Stage 3: Families with young children
Once the couple has their first child, they enter the third stage of the family life cycle. At this stage, they expand their roles from husband and wife to mom and dad to their child. They also have to realign their household responsibility and financial responsibility to welcome the new family member in the household.
At the same time, depending on the age when the parents got married and the age of their first child, the majority of the time, the parents are at the stage of stabilizing their own career, which demands a lot of attention and dedication. At the same time, they also have demands from their young children who require a lot of attention. Continue reading “Family Life Cycle and Couple Relationship: What Does Cedar Cove Teach Us (Part 3)”