At Westchester Health, we know there is no perfect family, or even a “normal” one. Families come in all sizes, ages, genders and colors, but what we have observed in our many years of treating young patients and their families is that healthy, well-adjusted families tend to have several key characteristics in common:
Families come in all shapes and sizes, and have their own unique ways of interacting with each other. At Westchester Health, we feel strongly that there is no perfect family, or even a “normal” one. However, we have observed over the years that healthy, well-functioning families tend to have several key characteristics in common: mutual support, love and caring for each other, a sense of security and belonging, open communication and a feeling that each family member is important, respected and valued.
To help families have healthy, positive interactions, Dr. Lauren Adler, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, has put together 6 guidelines for a healthy, connected family where everyone flourishes — even teenagers. Please let us know if they help your family.