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What Do Your Children Think of Marriage?
What Do Your Children Think of Marriage?

With their wide eyes, curious ears, and big hearts, children are the most impressionable individuals in the world. From the moment they first open their eyes at birth, these little learners are constantly observing the people, places and things around them.

Watching their parents, children develop a unique perception of marriage and the various roles and traditions in a relationship.  All Pro Dad addresses the importance of understanding your child’s interpretation of marriage and how to effectively lead them into healthy and lasting relationships.

All Pro Dad questioned various kids on their thoughts of marriage and relationships. Here are some classic responses these young minds came up with:

How do you decide whom to marry? You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.  — Alan, age 10

How can a stranger tell if two people are married? You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.  — Derrick, age 8

What do you think your mom and dad have in common?  Both don’t want any more kids. — Lori, age 8

When is it okay to kiss someone?  When they’re rich. — Pam, age 7

How would you make a marriage work?  Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck. — Ricky, age 10

So what do your kids think about your marriage?  If you think you need to do a better job portraying what a marriage should be, the first step is to model a healthy relationship. Click here for ten ways fathers model healthy relationships for their children.

Also, for more great kid quotes, here’s a classic video clip from Kids Say the Darndest Things.

Huddle up with your kids tonight and ask them:  On a scale of 1 to 10, rate your mother’s and my marriage.  Why do you say that?

To read the original article by All Pro Dad, click here.

The Men’s Divorce Law Firm believes in the importance of being an involved parent with your children. In order for children to grow to have successful lives as adults, they need to feel security and love from their parents.  Talk with your children, make time from them and always be there to listen.

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