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7 Tips for Parents to Manage Empty Nest Syndrome

John Tsilimparis | Posted 09.26.2012 | Parents
John Tsilimparis

With September approaching, many teenagers will be leaving the nest and parents will be left with mixed feelings that are sometimes difficult to manage. Here are some tips for coping.

A Bucket Of Ashes

Deborah Gaines | Posted 09.25.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

I recently got custody of my father's remains. This is a challenge for several reasons. First, the urn itself is two feet high, even though its contents would fit neatly in a half-gallon paint can. My stepmother felt that "a big man should have a big urn," and no one was in the mood to contradict her.

How to Keep Your Freshman's Finances in Check

Women & Co | Posted 09.24.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Before your child heads off to college this fall, it's important to sit down as a family to make sure you're all on the same page about living expenses and spending money while he or she is away.

We All Need a Respite: How Sandwich Generation Members Can Take a Guilt-Free Vacation

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dwayne J. Clark

A relatively new but increasingly-popular program offered by some assisted living communities, respite care allows families to book their loved one for a stay of a few days or even several weeks at a residential care facility.

6 Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Aging And Wealth

David Geller | Posted 09.24.2012 | Fifty
David Geller

As a kid, I wanted to be like my dad. I still do. Now that my father is in his mid-80s, I hope to follow in his footsteps again and age as gracefully as he has.

Happy Birthday, Mom and Dad!

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

As another birth year comes to a close and a new one stands poised to begin, I find myself pondering our cultural ideas about birthdays and the very nature of age.

Kids and Video Games: Health and Safety Issues

Scott Steinberg | Posted 09.22.2012 | Parents
Scott Steinberg

Where video games and kids are concerned, education and engagement are always key.

4 Rules For A Successful Co-Parenting Relationship

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 09.22.2012 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

Divorce doesn't end your co-parenting relationship with your former spouse. It only changes it.

When It Comes To Significant Others, Sometimes Mother Does Know Best

New York Times | Posted 07.23.2012 | Women

I don't like him,” my mother said. I had called her from the train after visiting my long-distance boyfriend of eight months in Boston. I wanted to ...

Dear Parents: Leave Us Alone

Adora Svitak | Posted 09.22.2012 | Teen
Adora Svitak

Mom and Dad, don't take it the wrong way: Leave me alone. Believe me: Those are the new three little words parents everywhere should want to hear.

Finding a Work-Life Fit: Lessons from Marissa Mayer and Anne-Marie Slaughter

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 09.19.2012 | Women
Ellen Galinsky

Our responses to Mayer and Slaughter are holding up a mirror to us, reflecting some societal expectations and behavior that I think should be called into question.

A Thank You Letter to The Boy Scouts of America

Dr. G | Posted 09.19.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

Thanks for helping me avoid teaching my children to side with the bullies.

The Dark Side of Looking at Camp Pictures Online

Dr. G | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

There are three reasons that I genuinely wish there was no such thing as overnight camps posting pictures of kids online during the camp session.

Surprising Party Ideas, From Colin Cowie (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Event and lifestyle expert Colin Cowie gave some creative ideas for holding a surprise party in a new way when he joined me on Mondays With Marlo. ...

How a Dark Knight Turned into a Very Bright Night

Jim Higley | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

"I think I just want to stay home tonight, Dad. You want to watch a movie here? Just you and me?" I went over to the couch he was lying on and felt my teenage son's forehead.

Kids' Parties: How Much Is too Much?

Marta Segal Block | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Marta Segal Block

If a 4th birthday party costs over $1,000, what will the child expect when he graduates from kindergarten or turns 13?

3 Steps To Becoming A Super Stepmom

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 09.16.2012 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

Did you know that only about one-third of stepfamily marriages last? The statistic begs the question: What is the deciding factor between the families that make it and those that do not?

Fertility Drugs May Affect Children's Stature, Study Suggests

Posted 07.17.2012 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 07/16/2012 09:05 AM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Children conceived through use of fe...

Lessons from the Sandusky Case: 4 Things Every Parent Should Know About Childhood Sexual Abuse

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 09.15.2012 | Parents
Sheela Raja, PhD

What do we need to know to help break the cycle of shame, secrecy and ignorance that allows sexual abuse to continue?

Dadmissions: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' (Alternate)

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 09.14.2012 | Comedy
Pete Wilgoren

Christian Grey is in his mid-twenties, short in stature and tall in irritation.  When he walks into a night spot with his beer cozy in hand, look out...

I'd Rather Punch Myself In The Neck Than Meet Her Parents!

Timothy Swiernik | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Timothy Swiernik

I've learned that the fear that a girlfriend's parents won't like you can be squashed by being charming and giving a great first impression, basically pretending that you're a game-show host. Behind door number one is a nice, responsible young man who will pay for dinner, use "protection" and help you move... into a nursing home in five years.

My Fondest Hope For My Three Sons

Lisa Endlich Heffernan | Posted 09.13.2012 | Fifty
Lisa Endlich Heffernan

My sons, husband and I, the five of us, were a period in time, a two-decade long loving embrace that, in truth, can never be the same again.

The Cost of Raising an Olympian: How to Finance Your Child's Dreams

Women & Co | Posted 09.12.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Whether her goal is a place on an Olympic podium, a professional sports career or a college scholarship, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to budget for her dreams now.

An Autism Mom on Having It All

Hannah Brown | Posted 09.11.2012 | Parents
Hannah Brown

The debate on mothers "having it all" continues. This is just one more example of a controversy where, as the mother of a son with autism, I feel I must watch from the sidelines.

How to Encourage Healthy Friendships Among Boys

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.11.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Making friends, and keeping them, is a primary activity among school-aged boys. For both boys and girls, these early friendships help define who they are and who they become.