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Supplemental Sources for January: Interpersonal Relationships

Interpersonal relationships between parents, children, and friends are complex and evolving, involving tensions around favoritism, competition for attention, and tensions between generations. These interesting and varied sources will help you further explore the relationships of family and friends.

This Harvard study reveals that strong social networks are the best predictor of life span and happiness over money, and fame.
The Secrets to a Happy Life, From a Harvard Study

Anita Salzman Silvert, formerly of Chai Mitzvah, addresses the topic of how we create relationships with our children to sustain them long after we have any meaningful control over the details of their lives.
Parent as a Verb: Our Adult Children

The sages advise us to study Torah lishma—“for its own sake”—rather than to impress others with our scholarship. A paradox of parenting is that if we love our children for their own sake rather than for their achievements, it’s more likely that they will reach their true potential.
Excerpt from The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, by Wendy Mogel, PhD

From measuring teens’ internet usage to finding out what devices they own, Pew Research Center has been examining the digital lives of teenagers for over a decade. The latest report focuses on how teens, who often live tech-saturated lives, develop and sustain friendships in the digital age, including where they meet, communicate and spend time with friends.
Teen Friendships in the Digital Age

As a member of the sandwich generation, Charles Passy has come to realize that his daily “burden” is also a daily reminder of how blessed he truly is.
Six Lessons for the Sandwich Generation

For 2013: A Marriage Agenda 

I'm Past All That

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