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6 Strategies To Help Your Child Buy A Home

Young adults aren’t just borrowing from banks to buy their first homes—many are asking for help from mom and dad.…

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Get Ready for the Grandkids’ Visit

Grandparents can make it easy for grandchildren to visit by having these essential items on hand.

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How To Make Sure Your Kids Graduate College

The cost of a college education can be staggeringly steep—and for many students, that investment will be wasted. Only 41%…

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Making Difficult Medical Decisions for Family Members

Many of us will someday have to make difficult medical decisions for terminally ill loved ones. Here are strategies to make the right decisions—for your loved one and yourself.

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How You Can Spot Heart Trouble… In Your Parents

Thanks to the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Heart Association predicts that rates of heart disease, already…

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The Joyful Side of Cleaning Out Your Parents’ “Stuff”

I am so proud of my mother. She is 89 years old and has been living a very full life…

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A Solution To The Family Crisis – Create Your Own

Children and adults can overcome family problems by creating a new family with supportive and loving people. Find your surrogate parents and siblings. They’re there.

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Cremation Has Become Popular—Here’s What You Need to Know

Understanding the process and the costs of cremation can save you money.

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Speaking with an Older Relative about Family History

By asking older relatives these questions and recording their stories you can deepen what it means to belong to your family.

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Family Photo Fun This Thanksgiving

Retelling stories from the family photo album can rekindle the warmth and love of Thanksgiving even when you’re at a distance.

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Could Foster Parenting Be for You?

Those who foster or adopt a teen find it unbelievably rewarding, making perhaps the biggest, best difference in a child’s life. Here’s what you need to know…

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Should Your Loved One Go to a Nursing Home?

Arthur Kleinman, MD, a renowned psychiatrist, was a caregiver for his wife for 10 years before he was forced to…

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Great Games to Play for Friends Who Can’t Be Together

Being trapped at home this year taught us that video chatting is a surprisingly satisfying way to be with people.

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What World Have We Created for Our Children?

We birthed innocent children and too many grew into lost, aggressive destroyers Where did we go wrong?

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Pain-Free Wedding Planning for Parents

Avoid common wedding-planning pitfalls— including disagreements about budget, guest list and family traditions