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Mom and dad are fighting. Mom turns to you and says, “Your father is unreasonable. Tell him he is being impossible right now.” You think, “Dad is being unreasonable. I see mom’s point. Should I say something and support her […]

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We all want our children to grow up to be happy and successful adults. And we know that parenting has much to do with that success. So what have researchers found to be key issues in raising successful kids? Kids […]

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“If he would stop being critical, I wouldn’t get so mad!” “If she would be more attentive to me, I might spend more time with her.” When we are upset, angry, hurt or ignored, our natural inclination is to blame […]

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Memorial Day usually means a day off, time to relax, barbecue, the beach and time with friends, right? Well yes, but I hope you also take time to remember the significance of the day –honoring the people who have served […]

Families stir up all kinds of emotions in us. Anger is one of those emotions that seems to rear its ugly head too often in family relationships. We often get angry because we don’t feel our needs are being met or […]

Megan is a 23-year-old who grew up with a great deal of anxiety about her school performance. Her parents admit, they were too involved and consider themselves helicopter parents. But now, as Megan is moving into young adulthood, she is highly sensitive […]

Question: I was shocked the other day when I was playing in the park with my son. He is three-years-old and fell off the monkey bars. When he did, he swore. I could not believe it. I admit that when […]

Before my mom passed away after years of serious health issues and treatment needs, it was like having a part time job. The toll of decision making, talking with doctors, flying home on a regular basis and taking care of multiple needs can be […]

Jill was fed up with her mom. Her solution? Cut off the relationship so she could be her own person. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard, “I don’t want to talk to my family (substitute anyone else here). […]

Mothers all over the country will be receiving flowers, candy and going out to dinner. There will be special celebrations and lots of different feelings about the mothers being honored. For some, it will be a difficult day as they struggle […]

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