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Entries by Melinda Blau from 05/2014

Dear Family Whisperer: How Do I Deal With My MIL (Mother-in-Law)?

| Posted 05.01.2014 | Parents

As you get to know each other, you'll find common ground, and it won't feel like you're on opposite sides. It will never be "perfect"--no relationship is. But if you work at the relationship, you just might learn from each other.

Dear Family Whisperer: I Hate Mother's Day!

| Posted 05.08.2014 | Parents

When they wake you with a tray of pancakes and handmade cards this year, thank them and tell them how much you appreciate them. But also use the moment to usher in a new year of family consciousness in which everyone -- not just you -- is responsible for getting through the day.

Dear Family Whisperer: We're All Nail Biters! What to Do?

| Posted 05.15.2014 | Parents

When you see Hanna biting her nails, you're not just looking at your child. You're seeing your own childhood.

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Find Time for Our Relationship?

| Posted 05.22.2014 | Parents

Remember that you chose each other to make a family. Continuing to "discover" each other will keep your family strong.

Dear Family Whisperer: My Brother's Kids Run Wild!

| Posted 05.29.2014 | Parents

You can't control anyone's beliefs or behavior except your own. But if you start to act more accepting and respectful, your brother and sister-in-law might, too.