Growth and Change

Ryan B

Beginning Stage

  • Married
  • No children
  • Adjusting to married life

Parenting/Expanding stage

  • Parents expecting
  • Childcare issues
  • Role of a father or mother

Developing/Parenting stage

  • Caring for teenage kids
  • Hectic time
  • Learning independence and responsibility

Launching stage

  • Kids leave home
  • Family adjusts

Midyears stage

  • Kids left home
  • Coupe re-adjusts to being a couple again
  • Redefines relationship

Aging stage

  • Starts retirement
  • Being a grandparent