Valentine’s Day is Coming! Let’s Talk about Relationships

A father and daughter look at each other joyfully, both wearing red heart sunglasses and holding a heart-shaped sucker together.

We are sneaking up on February, which brings Valentine’s Day! On the Science of Parenting, we talk about our relationships with our kids, and next month we are diving into COUPLE relationships – both kids and adults.

We will explore suggestions for how to navigate when your child is expressing interest in dating and some tips for you and your co-parent. We will also identify a few red flags to be addressed in our own behavior and relationships!

As I’ve shared before, I have two young kiddos at home right now. Other team members have teens who are now dating. As a parent of young children, I still have to intentionally give thought to my relationship with my partner. In the mix of keeping up with an active preschooler and waking at night with an infant, it’s easier than I’d like to admit to forget to dedicate time specifically to my partner. As the chaos of the recent holiday subsides, I am wondering when the last time was that we spent couple time together that didn’t involve the kids, our jobs, or the house? I know that my relationship with my partner can greatly influence my parenting and my children, so it’s time to get back into focus. Join us this month as we look at our relationships and parenting!

Mackenzie Johnson

Parent to a little one with her own quirks. Celebrator of the concept of raising kids “from scratch”. Learner and lover of the parent-child relationship. Translator of research with a dose of reality. Certified Family Life Educator.

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