This game was amazing! It was challenging, and yes, I did rage quite a bit. But it is a fun stategy game. It took me over two hours to complete.
---WARNING: KINDA SPOILER-ISH---
For everyone who needs help, I'll give a bit of advice: with the starting mother character, make sure she cooks a lot over the first spring and summer, to help you during the colder months. If you research, start out with either foraging (or whichever helps with gathering) or trapping. Food and resources play a major role in this game. After that, work on housing. If you're low on supples (blue), get the mother or a child with the 'gathering' trait to gather.
If you want a certain clan to stop fighting with you, use the 'fight' button, which will eventually make them want you to stop, and they'll most likely accept a peace offer (or they'll offer for peace with a lower option called 'offer'). If you want to know what a certain clans relations are with other clans, hit any of the options with them (For example: trade deals, peace offer, etc.) and look to the right. To the left are your relations.
Oh, and with the kids, make sure at least one can research, and/or hunt. The starting mom can help with gathering, healing, cooking, and teaching.
Hope I didn't spoil too much, just wanted to help some strugglers out there. I sure struggled. :) Overall, I loved it. Super addictive & challenging. Totally would play the sequel.