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Robi Ludwig
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Psychotherapist, TV commentator, author and care.com contributor.

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How Long Is Too Long for Boomerang Kids to Live With Their Parents?

(1) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 4:03 PM

Each generation has its own distinct personality and challenges, and the millennials are no exception. Millennials were the last set of babies born during the 20th century, and they are a much larger and more diverse group than baby boomers. As this generation settles into the new economic realities of...

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Child Safety in a New World of Global and Forever

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 6:39 PM

Remember that '70s slogan, "Do you know where your children are?" If it were to be updated to reflect today's concerns, it would read, "Do you know what your children are doing online?" If your kids are using social networks, instant messaging, texting, webcams and blogging, it is more likely...

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America's Evolving Values: First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage -- But What About Your First Home Together?

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 4:54 PM

We know that American values are changing and that cultural trends serve as a good indicator of where the country is headed. Among student loans and delaying marriage until midlife, millennial couples have been leaving their mark by leading a significant cultural shift in how people both buy and sell...

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So, You Really Want To Be in TV? Well, It's Your Lucky Day!

(1) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 3:46 PM

I remember when I first wanted to get into television. I had absolutely no idea how to go about doing it. I quickly realized that just talking about my TV dreams wasn't enough to make it happen. After all, getting into television doesn't just materialize magically. As I'm sure you...

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Bully Me No More

(2) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 3:05 PM

I recently went on a high school tour with my son where a high school principal made a powerful statement: "You're not considered smart here if you're not kind and thoughtful, so make a quiet promise to yourself to be kind." She then went on to say that this is...

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Nurturing Your Child's Passion Without Becoming a Dreadful Stage Mom

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 11:48 AM

Sheryl Berk never imagined one of her daughter's sleepovers would eventually inspire a collaborative project and published book, but that's exactly what happened. It's all thanks to Sheryl's simple mom philosophy: "Just follow your kids lead."

For many moms, finding the delicate balance between encouraging your child without overly...

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Home Sweet Home

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 3:32 PM

I'm a pretty emotional person, so when my parents told me they were selling our childhood home, I was a little surprised by my reaction. I was happy for them, of course. I was happy they were able to move into a condo they loved. It was a place they...

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Life Lessons Learned Over Coffee

(1) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 3:09 PM

I don't always know where my life lessons or inspirations are going to come from. Sometimes they come from an article or a good book. Other times they occur while I'm at work or on vacation, when my thoughts seem to focus on the complexities of life. This time my...

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But I'm Not Ready For The Two of You to Divorce Yet!

(14) Comments | Posted September 7, 2011 | 7:42 PM

My son recently came back after spending the day with one of his closest friends. He had this look in his eyes that said, "I have something interesting to say."

"Hey, Mom, do you know why my friend has two homes in the city?" he asked with genuine curiosity.

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To Spank or Not to Spank, That Is the Question!

(14) Comments | Posted August 24, 2011 | 2:29 PM

In the middle of a popular New York City toy store stood a very tearful little boy. He looked no more than 5 years old as he increased his tearful pleas. The young dad bent down and unsuccessfully tried to reason with his increasingly disgruntled son, who at this point...

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