General Parenting Issues'

Be the Best Parent Your Children Deserve

Be the Best Parent Your Children Deserve

It is often surprising to some adult siblings to discover that their recollections of their parental upbringing vary greatly and that their views of their parents are also not necessarily identical. What can we learn from [...]

Protect Your Children’s Rights During and After Your Divorce

Protect Your Children’s Rights During and After Your Divorce

The divorce of one’s parents is difficult and emotionally distressing for children of all ages. A subsequent remarriage of either parent creates an additional adjustment.  A father’s remarriage to a younger woman may be particularly stressful [...]

Managing Fights Between Your Young Siblings

Managing Fights Between Your Young Siblings

Sibling rivalry is a common phenomenon in which brothers and sisters vie for primacy in the eyes of their parents to attain security and wellbeing. Parents find their children’s fights, arguments and hostility needless and disturbing. [...]

Take the Time to Befriend an Elderly Person

Take the Time to Befriend an Elderly Person

Our youth–centered culture promotes beauty, vitality and an energetic, fast-paced lifestyle. The adulation of the young and the beautiful is not new but as our health care improves and we live longer the disparity between generations [...]

The Rewards and Hazards of Family Caregiving

The Rewards and Hazards of Family Caregiving

Though caregivers of loved ones are often viewed with appreciation, respect and admiration for undertaking this difficult task that requires physical and emotional resiliency, they may be unaware of the risks associated with this saintly endeavor. [...]

How to Deal with an Acting-Out Teenager

How to Deal with an Acting-Out Teenager

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding and challenging tasks in life. It endows us with the privilege and responsibility of helping our youngster evolve into the best being he/she can become by consistently [...]

How to Embrace Your New Child-in-Law

How to Embrace Your New Child-in-Law

Parents usually wish for their adult children to pair with a mate worthy of them. They also hope that the future son or daughter-in-law would not only be a loving match for their adult child but [...]

Help Your Firstborn Welcome the New Baby

Help Your Firstborn Welcome the New Baby

While the arrival of a second child is a joyous time for parents and family, it may be a mildly traumatic and perplexing event for the older child. As parents negotiate the practical aspects of managing [...]