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The Art Of Saying 'No' To Your Child Or Grandchild

Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow | Posted 07.18.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow

Saying 'no' is an expression of true love and consideration. Many times it's beneficial for everyone, kids and parents alike ... and even for your relationships with your significant other. Haven't you at least on one occasion said 'no' to that decadent dessert that just called to you on the menu?

'The World's Oldest Profession' May Not Be What You Think

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
Jennifer Grayson

The following post is the second of a series of excerpts adapted from Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy by Jen...

How I Became An Extended-Breastfeeding, Tandem-Nursing Mother Of Two

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Grayson

Suddenly, with the birth of our second daughter Mika, our family was four. I was becoming reconciled to the fact that I would be simultaneously breastfeeding a newborn and a Terrible Two in full tantrum mode, an arrangement known as tandem nursing (it's called that without the tantrums, too).

38-Year-Old Says Nothing Inappropriate About His ‘Special Bond’ With Teen Niece

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Dr. Phil

Kevin, 38, says over the last two years, he has developed a “special bond” with his 16-year-old niece, Grace. “After Grace’s father died, she ...

38-Year-Old’s Letter To 16-Year-Old Niece: ‘The Way I Love You Is Unique’

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Dr. Phil

When Kevin’s brother-in-law passed away two years ago, Kevin, 38, says he stepped up to help his 14-year-old niece, Grace, who he says was depressed...

FLIGHT PATTERNS Is Intense and Complicated, But Enjoyable

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.31.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper FLIGHT PATTERNS by Karen White ...

The Solemn Oath Every Grandparent Should Take

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 05.06.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

Parents and grandparents don't have to swear an oath but I think maybe it would be cool if we did. It would be a way of acknowledging the importance of the job we are about to take on.

Scam Communicates Hiccups in Family Relationships

Dianna Booher | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

The scam goes like this: The con artist dials a household within a zip code of older homes, hoping to reach the voice of an elderly person. Elderly: ...

8 Facts About Divorce Guys Wish Weren't True But Totally Are

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 03.14.2016 | Divorce
Craig Tomashoff

I see it as my civic duty to explain these eight divorce facts guys don't want to be true but they kind of are anyway.

Are You Catching Other People's Emotions?

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living

If you’ve ever felt as though you caught a co-worker’s or family member’s mood, it probably wasn’t your imagination. Emotions can be transmitt...

You Don't Need Your Dad's Connections

Garrett Mintz | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Garrett Mintz

After you know the right people, who those people are, and have taken the time to listen to them, you can then easily transition to being understood. The key to being understood is to clearly and concisely convey what you are interested in doing.

5 Ways Toxic Relationships Are Ruining Your Life

Susie Miller | Posted 02.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Susie Miller

Toxic means poisonous, damaging or deadly. A toxic relationship drains the life from you, damages your self-esteem, or kills your dreams. While this sounds deadly, toxic relationships can be subtle and do vast harm before we realize it.

5 Ways To Be The Best Grandparent Possible

Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow | Posted 01.20.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow

Don't fret, just because they call you a 'grandparent' doesn't mean you can't kick it up a notch and enjoy all that life as to offer. Think entitlement. And don't turn white with fear. Being a 'grandparent' doesn't age you -- embrace it.

Across Decades and Oceans: The Gift of Family Reconciliation

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 12.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sheela Raja, PhD

One year ago, I got the best present of my adult life. It wasn't wrapped under a tree. It was the gift of courage, family, and forgiveness. My father'...

How To Avoid Reverting To Your Teenage Self Over The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living

There's a joke that captures the feeling of "regression" that many adults experience when they go home to spend the holidays with their families. It g...

6 Lies That Older People Tell Younger People

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.21.2015 | Fifty

1. I'm broke. A Facebook friend complained how her in-laws cried poverty when she asked them to pay for their grandkids' camp last summer and then ann...

6 Strategies for Handling Festive Family Friction

Kelly Pietrangeli | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Kelly Pietrangeli

Are you dealing with a difficult relative over the festive season? Someone who winds you up, drains your energy or is about as unpleasant as a root ca...

'I'm Worried My Brother-In-Law Is Having An Affair With My 16-Year-Old Daughter'

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 06.13.2016 | Dr. Phil

After Bridget says she found an empty bottle of whipped cream hidden behind a stack of DVDs in her teenage daughter's room, she decided to do a little...

Is Your Daughter-in-Law Bullying You?

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 10.23.2015 | Fifty
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

For example -- a daughter-in-law can bully her mother-in-law. For some of you this may be hard to imagine, but for others you know this only too well. A daughter-in-law can bully by.

Mental Health Crisis -- Even Privileged Children Can't Escape

Hilary Wilce | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Something is obviously going badly wrong for young people, even among some of the most privileged students in the world, and schools are scrambling to put programs in place to help them. But could these programs actually be making things worse?

From Trauma to Redemption: How My Teachers Helped Me Survive My Life

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

When my guidance counselor tried to prevent me from applying to the colleges of my dreams, Dr. Ferrer was the first person to walk with me down to her office. He demanded that I apply to whatever college I wanted, he said, because I was just as capable as my peers.

When You Are Bullied By Your Mother-in-Law

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

What happens when the bullying occurs in your own family? What happens when a mother-in-law bullies her daughter-in-law? Bullying comes in many different forms and is often displayed differently depending on the people involved and the relationship they have to one another.

Dear Family Whisperer: Grandma, Compromise Is Out of the Question!

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.21.2015 | Fifty
Melinda Blau

"Speaking of class differences..." began the distraught 60-something woman whom I'll call Elizabeth (in honor of the Queen). As she put down her glass of wine, she launched into a several-minute tirade about her daughter-in-law's decision to pierce the baby's ears. In her mind, it was not "right."

Am I the Only One With an Ungrateful Kid?

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Iris Ruth Pastor

The following was written over 30 years ago, at 4:00 AM - one of those times before daybreak when everything looks a little bleaker and a little darker than perhaps it really is.

Dear Intrusive Mother-In-Law

Kyana Miner | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents
Kyana Miner

Your advice doesn't feel like help. It feels like control. You don't want our happiness. You want our obedience. You don't want us to be better parents. You want us to be complacent children. But guess what? We're going to do things and decide things that look CRAZY to you.