Strengthen Relationships

Relationships that Bind Us Together

Family laughing, sitting at table at outdoor cafe

Every family has strengths, just as every family has challenges. Though many things can help make a family strong, relationships are the foundation of family strengths. They bind us together and help every member of the family grow and thrive. They are particularly important in helping kids grow up successfully.

Through extensive research with families across the United States, Search Institute has identified five relationship strategies that help us learn and grow. They are explored in this section of ParentFurther.

All shapes and sizes of families in all kinds of circumstances have and can enhance relationships within these five strategies. Use this website to explore these different aspects of your relationships together. And then discover how you'd like to be more intentional in celebrating and strengthening your family!