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I believe that love and life are linked in a way most naturally expressed by marriage and family. I know that family is what’s most important in life. Not only is it where life’s great joys are to be found, it’s a big part of the “glue” that holds society together. Accordingly, I feel that government policy should strengthen the family -- in particular giving parents more childcare options, and the right to choose the kind of education their children receive. Personally, I value spending time with my family above all else. Of course, family brings obligations. I feel it’s the parents’ duty to sacrifice and do their best for their children, even at the expense of their own well being. Another duty: regardless of the qualities / faults of one’s parents, I feel one must love and respect them, and, if needed, help care for them as they age.

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

Eastern tradition: respect for parents / Filial Piety

strong supporter of traditional marriage 

exclusive: pro Western nuclear family tradition, family values 

inclusive: comfortable with non-traditional family definition

summary Wikipedia article: none

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1332

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 486

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Parenting  (from online encyclopedia)
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"Assessing Marital Compatibility and Much Bigger Things" (Project Worldview press release Jan 24 2012 re: possible use of new software program)
Parenting Style and Its Correlates (from ERIC Digest)
Parents and Children  (lots of links)
Parents and Children -- wisdom from sacred texts
“The Ultimate Resource Guide for Parenting” by Ryan Morse 
Resources for Promoting Healthy Eating by Children  (ten links to articles provided by Helen Carter)
The Child in the Family -- Rights & Duties of Parents
Parents Make Financial Sacrifices for Children, Survey Says
The Many Names of Mother/Father/Parent by Janet H. Bowering  (prayer from UU perspective)
Gender Dysphoria—Trans Parenting  (report about teenage girls with gender issues from The Economist September 1 2018)
"The Changing Profile of Unmarried Parents" (Pew Research April 25 2018 report)
"Lessons for Loving" by Karl Pillemer (article by author of similarly titled 2016 book posts on Psychology Today)
Marriage in Japan (report from The Economist September 3 2016)
International adoption (report from The Economist August 6 2016)
The Marriage Book by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen Alder (review by Jesse Kornbluth on The Huffington Post May  2016)
"The Weaker Sex: Men Adrift—No Jobs, No Family, No Prospects" (cover story from The Economist May 30 2015)
Generation Unbound: Drifting Into Sex and Parenthood Without Marriage by Isabel Sawhill (book review in The Economist Oct 4 2014)
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenting by Jennifer Senior (review by Marisa Bellack of 2014 book The Washington Post Feb 6 2014)
"Families and How to Survive Them: Life to Another Tune" (review of 2012 book Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon in The Economist Dec 22 2012)
The Evolution of Childhood: Relationships, Emotions, Mind by Melvin Konner (read excerpts from this 2010 book)
I Will Never Leave You: How Couples Can Achieve the Power of Lasting Love  by  H. & G. Prather (read excerpts of this 2009 book on Google Books)
The Marriage Go Round, by Andrew Cherlin (read excerpts of this 2009 book at Google Books)
The Natural Family--A Manifesto, by Allan C. Carlson, Paul T. Mero (more on this 2007 book)
Real Love: The Truth About Finding Unconditional Love and Fulfilling Relationships by Greg Baer (27 reviews of this 2004 book) 
Family Research Council ("defending faith, family, and freedom")
National Conversation Panel Discussion: Progressive Family Values (2005 discussion hosted by DLC)
Planned Parenthood of America
National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association
The Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development / The Good Teen, by Richard Lerner (Tufts Univ.)
Honoring Parents (Jewish perspective)
Understanding the Muslim and Islamic Family
The Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society / World Congress of Families
Filial Piety: The Traditional Idea of Parent Care in East Asia
You Gotta Love Parents (this organization's website) website (official US government source for child care information)
Necessary Compromises (child care related)
American Family Association
Safer Child, Inc.  (organization wanting to "make the world a healthier and safer place for children")
Bowen Family Systems Theory (applies systems thinking to describe and understand family interactions)
Non-traditional Families: A Guide for Parents, by Jan Hare and Lizbeth Gray, Oregon State University
Christian Right (from online encyclopedia, regarding this social and political movement)
Dan Quayle's 1995 "Murphy Brown" Speech on Family Values  (on Pro Family News website)
Fractured Generations -- Crafting a Family Policy for 21st Center America, by Allan Carlson  (about his books) 
Raising Cain, book and PBS documentary 
National Step Family Resource Center  (at Auburn University)
"How Evangelicals Are Changing Their Mind on Gay Marriage" by Elizabeth Dias (article from Time Jan 26 2015)
"10 Things Most Parents Are Dead Wrong About--Backed By Research" by Eric Barker (article posted on Time Jan 2015)
Indian Mothers in Law: Curse of the Mummyji (article in The Economist December 21 2013)
Papa, Don't Text--The Perils of Distracted Parenting by Deborah Fallows (article from The Atlantic July 2013)
"The Gay Guide to Wedded Bliss" by Liza Mundy (article re: what straight couples can learn from gays in The Atlantic June 2013)
"The Queen Bee's Guide to Parenting" by Lindsay Abrams (article in The Atlantic April 2013)
How Children Succeed by Paul Tough (book review by Annie Murphy Paul in The NY Times Aug 23 2012)
"The Data Driven Parent" by Mya Frazier (article in The Atlantic May 2012)
"Gay Marriage Backers Find Success Emphasizing Love and Family" by Ricardo Lopez (Mar 2012 LA Times article)
"How to Land Your Kid in Therapy" by Lori Gottlieb The Atlantic July 2011
The Decline of Marriage and the Rise of New Families (Pew Research Center Report, released Nov 2010)
"Who Needs Marriage?" by Belinda Luscombe (November 29 2010 Time cover story)
"How The First Nine Months Shape the Rest of Your Life," by Annie Paul (Oct  4 2010 Time cover story)
"The Only Child: Debunking the Myths" by Lauren Sadler (article in Time July19 2010)
"Who Takes Care of Mom?" by Francine Russo (February 1 2010 Time article)
"Orchid Children" by David Dobbs (research: genetics vs. parenting environment, The Atlantic, Dec 2009)
"Marry Me" by Lori Oliwenstein (Jan. 28 2008 Time article about marriage and its benefits)
"The Power of Birth Order," by Jeffrey Kluger (October 29 2007 Time cover story)
"Building a Better Family" (in special section on Innovators in Time October 22 2007)
"Parents Behaving Badly: What Teachers Hate About Parents" (Time cover story February 21 2005)
"Fatherhood 2.0," by Lisa T. Cullen and Lev Grossman (article about stay at home Dads in Time 10/15/07)
The Second Shift--Working Parents and the Revolution at Home by Arlie Hochschild (review of this 1985 classic book from The NY Times)
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