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3 Conversations Parents May Not Think To Have -- But Need To Have--With Their College-Bound Teen

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.01.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

It is best for parents and students to educate themselves about these issues and to have open and honest conversations BEFORE the students leave. 1. ...

Saturday Visits With My Ex-Dog

Sue Carswell | Posted 11.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Carswell

I did one of the hardest things ever two years ago around this time as the colorful autumn leaves were making their final fall, I said goodbye to my d...

A Sister Kissed Her

Robbi Rucker | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Robbi Rucker

I can be seen as a "cancer patient going through chemotherapy" yet this is not what this story is about -- it's about love. It's not about current conventional medical treatments, side effects, limitations or miracles. It's about sister magic.

Visiting Kids: Tips for Non-Custodial Parents

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 10.12.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Redefine your idea of "quality time." Quality doesn't have to mean expensive, intense, or uninterrupted attention. Instead, quality comes with becoming comfortable with each other.

Sometimes a Child's Refusal to Go With You Is a Test

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

For some children, divorce calls into question the very nature of parental love. The child may think to himself, "If my parents can decide they don't love each other anymore, maybe they can stop loving me."

Many Miles Separate Our Family

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 03.02.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

My cheerfulness sounds forced to me as I chatter incessantly on the way to the airport. There is little traffic, and for once, I wish for a delay, just a short delay so I can sit beside my son a little longer.