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Family

Grown-Up Kids Need Your Love More Than Ever

The love we show our children in their early years has a powerful effect on their behavior, life choices and…

Family

How to Deal with Complainers, Pessimists and Other Negative People

The world is full of cynics, whiners and naysayers. It’s best to weed out the negative people from our lives…

Family

When Adult Children Don’t Get Along

Many adults don’t get along with their siblings—and sometimes it’s not even clear where the bad blood began. Rivalries and…

Family

How to Deal with a Procrastinator When You’re a Do-It-Nower

Living with a procrastinator feels like torture to those who prefer to act promptly. The last-minute rushes and late arrivals…

Family

Getting Along with a New Grad

Think parenting teenagers is tough? Just wait. The first year following college can be the most tumultuous time for many…

Family

8 Great Ways to Trace Your Family Tree

Researching your family history could connect you with relatives you never knew you had. It could uncover a famous or…

Family

“I Hate You”

A 7-Step Plan for Finally Getting Along with Adult Siblings It seems like siblings should be close friends. They probably…

Relationships

Say No to Family and Friends

And Still Have Them Like You Your friend asks for a loan. Your cousin asks for a business referral. Your…

Family

When Grandparents and Parents Disagree About the Kids

Do you cringe when your grown children coddle your grandkids too much? Does your blood boil when your parents give…

Family

Not at Thanksgiving!

One of my colleagues is dreading his family’s Thanksgiving gathering—he knows politics will come up and discord will follow. Families…

Family

Stop Those Teen Mood Swings

Bottom Line/Health: Teens can go from being sweet as pie one second and then wham! The door’s getting slammed, they…

Family

Saying Grace

Special Ways to Give Thanks If you don’t usually say grace before meals, you might want to start doing so…

Family

Kids Are Getting Their Drugs from You

The appalling truth about teen substance abuse today America’s drug problem is staggering. Illegal drug use has climbed to 20…

Family

How to Support Your Out of Work Spouse

Bottom Line/Personal: If your spouse is out of work, you may be sad, you may be mad, and you may…

Difficult People

How to Cope If Your Loved One Is a Narcissist

He’s boastful, arrogant, the center of attention and gets angry when anyone questions his authority. She’s outwardly unassuming but equally…

Family

How to Help Your Children Understand Your Cancer Diagnosis

Bottom Line/HEALTH: What happens if, in spite of all your best efforts, it goes badly? Your daughter was four or…

Family

Telling People About Your Cancer Diagnosis

Bottom Line/HEALTH: You're a great communicator. It is your job to communicate as a hospice nurse, as a palliative care…

Family

Telling Your Children About Your Cancer Diagnosis

Bottom Line/HEALTH: So let's talk about children, because that's really frightening, to talk to your children. What's your strategy and…

Family

5 Rules for Giving Kids Allowance

Are you spoiling your child $5 at a time or creating the next financial superstar? This is the bottom line…