Each of us has a personal narrative built on our unique life experiences. These narratives often shape how we parent and influence our expectations for the family. As the family comes together, we each bring unique experiences that contribute to how the family operates. This is especially true of spouses whose stories merge together to forge the direction of the entire family. Our uniqueness as parents affects the development of our children. Here we uncover how to use our past experiences in a healthy way that leads our families to thrive.