Lucy says her new boyfriend, Ken, treats her well and, despite her family’s objections, doesn’t see anything wrong with the
• When selecting gifts for grandchildren, steer clear of those promoting violence (toy weapons, violent virtual games). As
Our kids closely observe the grown ups in their lives, feel the spoken and unspoken distress, and try to help.These little magical-thinkers seem to believe in their power to effect change; in my experience, they take their responsibilities seriously. Of course, lacking qualifications, their efforts usually backfire. But recognizing their cry for help is often a useful beginning.
Peyton says her father, David, is an Imperial Wizard of the White Knights of the KKK and an unabashed racist, who had a picture
In the end, it's not about denial or even weighing the risks against the consequences. It's about confronting these things head on when they happen and hopefully finding a way to get past the hurt, the anger, the denial.
Families and holidays are often less-than-perfect, but you can make the most of your holiday times together by planning ahead, accentuating the positive, and downplaying any little incidents that may have in the past caused family strife.
If there was one thing I wish I could make people understand today about American family life it's this: you are blind.
It's your life and your family to improve. Lead with compassion and strength. If you can be that with your family, you can be that anywhere.
What happens to adolescents, and in particular to adolescent girls, that leads to a significant number of them drinking heavily by the time they reach age 14, thereby placing them at risk for the above negative consequences, including sexual victimization?
Unfortunately, family tensions often run high when it's college admissions' time. Phrases such as, "I don't need you. You're wrecking my life!" happen simultaneously as doors slam. I'd like to share with you my secrets on how to write a personal statement for college applications.
Also from Grandparents.com Don't talk about...How she spends money. This is a biggie. We all spend our money on things we
When Nicole decided to become her authentic self, I was startled and unsure -- but time, education and counseling have made our parent/child relationship stronger than ever. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for our extended family.
What exactly are you incredulous about? People being themselves. Exactly as they've always been, year after year. Why is it so hard to live with the way people are? Because we can't accept it. Because we want them to be different. Surprise! They are still the same. Surprise again! So are we.
Ultimately, it is always in our own self-interest to be open and vulnerable rather than to be nasty or write people off. The only person we can control is ourselves. When we get cynical, we are the ones who suffer.
A new study suggests that even moderate levels of household conflict can alter basic brain function in infants, leaving them hypersensitive to negative emotions. Even more startling, it appears that even sleep cannot protect our youngest children from battling mothers and fathers.
Jesus once said, "I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world."
Spending the holidays with family can dredge up old resentments and emotional challenges. I firmly believe that you can turn these obstacles into opportunities for positive change.
As divorce is clearly here to stay, it may be more productive to instead ask how the process of dissolving a marriage might be changed to avoid, as much as possible, damaging children.
The Home Is Where You Make It Project is shining the light on an often overlooked national problem: youth homelessness. By decorating small replicas of homes with various forms of art, homeless youth are getting their message out that they are part of our communities as well.