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Dating Someone New? 10 Tips To Survive His (Or Her) Family Over The Holidays

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 12.20.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

Three weeks before Christmas, I met my new boyfriend's family in Sonoma. At the time, I was 61 and he was 66 years old. As we approached the café, I saw his sister. She sat rigid on a stool, arms and legs crossed, scrutinizing me.

Dealing With Turkeys at Your Holiday Table

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo

Ahh, the holidays. A time when many come together with family and my work phone rings off the hook. How can a time meant to represent gratitude and...

Is Your Family Keeping a Secret?

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

We tend to think of our children as reflections of ourselves. When something goes "wrong" with them, we feel that there's something "wrong" with us.

Bridging the Communication Gap in Your Own Family

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

At your next family gathering -- whether it's a holiday dinner or a wedding -- consider providing a professional sign language interpreter so that your deaf and hearing family members can get the most out of the time they spend together.

The Science of Human Relationships

John Koshy | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
John Koshy

I believe life is all about relationships. Relationships are about communication, and all communication, including prayer, is a two-way process. But what exactly is a relationship and why are relationships so important?

'Do I Have to Invite My SIL to My Daughter's First Birthday Party?'

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents
Wendy Atterberry

Invite your SIL. Invite her and adjust your expectations. You know she will probably ignore you and your baby, so don't pay any attention to her. Let her stew in her own negativity while you focus on the positives, like your daughter and the other family and friends present to celebrate the special occasion.

Earthquake, Worry and Family

David Kanegis | Posted 10.25.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Enjoy your family and seize every opportunity to create positive moments and eliminate as much negativity as possible.

Healthy Family, Healthy You

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Remember: The whole point of getting well is enjoying our time on this planet, and harmonious relationships are key to our overall health. When we nourish our family relationships, we ultimately nourish ourselves.

One Family's Journey and Joy: The 2014 Special Olympics Makes More Than One Kind of Impact

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon something wonderful happening in Central New Jersey: it was the 2014 Special Olympics. Of course, I've heard of the g...

How Loved Ones Can Help You Cope With Depression

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Only those living with anxiety or depression can truly understand the crippling effects of the symptoms that come along with them. From feeling empty ...

14 Ways You're Being Lied To Every Single Day

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy

Are you paranoid... or is everybody just lying to your face?

Two Outstanding Films Not to Miss: 'Belle' and 'Fed Up'

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 07.19.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Belle's lineage affords he...

5 Tips Before Leaving Your Kids an Inheritance

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 07.30.2014 | Money
Robert Pagliarini

What is your view of inherited money? Is it an "initiative sucker" or can it be used to create a better and more fulfilled life?

Modern Family Relationships Support a Strong America

Donna M. Butts | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Donna M. Butts

In recognition of the International Year of the Family, which was first declared by the United Nations on May 15 20 years ago, the Alliance for Children and Families and Generations United set about taking America's temperature on family connections across generations

Why Happy Families Require 12 Great Relationships (or Maybe 11)

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Group relationships are complex. But they're worth it. When you look around the table and realize, "we all really like each other," you're destined for great things.

10 Steps to Raising a Healthy, Happy Kid

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

We will know what kind of parent we are by how we see our children get along and interact in the world. Love should be the foundation of parenting. It is also important to know that discipline is the highest form of love.

Is the Tail Wagging the Dog?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Children, especially teenagers can be incredibly dramatic. The one thing we must do as parents is not buy in to the drama.

The MIL/DIL Competition: It's Not What You Think

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

This relationship -- like no other -- really needs to find that delicate balance because it's extremely fragile. One wrong look, one inconsiderate behavior, or one off-putting remark from your MIL or DIL can change how you feel about each other forever.

10 Joyful Ways To Handle Those Holiday 'Grinches'

Prevention | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Every holiday gathering has a grinch. You know their M.O.: They take a certain tone of voice. Dish out a thinly veiled criticism. Pose a nosy question...

Rising Divorce Rates in the 50-Plus Community and What this Means for You

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 02.02.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Whatever the cause, there are risks to divorce among the 50 and older population, particularly for women.

Thanksgiving 2013 -- Hemingway at Home

Neil McCarthy | Posted 01.28.2014 | Good News
Neil McCarthy

When I first met my mother-in-law, it was at a birthday party she was throwing for her oldest daughter, then turning thirty, who later became my wife. I remember thinking that my future wife's mother was very smart, very determined, and very pretty.

5 Things Not To Bring To The Thanksgiving Table

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ann Brenoff

Thanksgiving is one of those loaded-for-bear holidays. We overeat, we over-drink, we overwatch football, and speaking anecdotally, we overbook appointments with our therapists for the Monday after. Families, they just do that to you sometimes, you know?

7 Things You Should Always Say To Family

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 11.20.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Most of us see or talk to our families at least once a week. But how often does the chitchat include letting them kno...

Should Parents Praise Their Children?

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Children need praise, just as we all do. Especially, our children need to know that we are proud of them. A child's inner certainty that her parents are proud of her is a sustaining influence throughout her life -- a deep and lasting form of emotional support.

Parents, Hold Your Breath and Let Your Child Breathe!

David Kanegis | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
David Kanegis

Become the ship's captain as you navigate the choppy waters of your child's college application process. Your child is now a 12th grader. It's Octob...