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Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent My Child From Growing Up Too Fast During a Divorce?
After a divorce, children may worry about their parents and feel the need to take on adult responsibilities in the home. An expert offers advice on how to keep your children out of "grown-up problems" and help reduce their anxiety about the process. (read the story...)

Taking My Son to His First Gay Wedding
A New York City mom decides to take her son to his first gay wedding and uses it as a teaching moment for her and her family. (read the story...)

'Real Parents. Real Answers.' Offers Youth Groups the Tools to Pledge to Stay Tobacco-Free
"Real Parents. Real Answers." now has a tool kit available to youth groups for children to take the pledge to be tobacco-free. The kits help facilitate discussions on the dangers of smoking and how to prevent youth from starting the bad habit. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Children Handle a Divorce?
A divorce lawyer offers advice on how to tell your children about a divorce, how much to involve your kids in the divorce process, keeping parent and child relationships intact, and when to seek extra help. (read the story...)

Sesame Street Releases Resources for Families Going Through Divorce
Sesame Street characters including Elmo, Big Bird, and Abby Cadabby help kids understand divorce through new videos, stories, and multimedia resources in Sesame Workshop's Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce. (read the story...)

Five Ways You Can Be A Good Mentor for a Child
Whether you're mentoring through an organization or on your own, you don't need to be extraordinary in any way. Here are five tips to help you be a good mentor. (read the story...)

Are You a Love Optimist?
Having the right perspective helps in all areas of your life, including your relationship. Research shows that couples who remain together for a lifetime have the ability to highlight the positives of their relationship and downplay the negatives. (read the story...)

5 Ways to Say 'I Love You' in 30 Seconds or Less
Let the new season heat up your life in more ways than one. Relationship expert Laurie Puhn doles out five easy ways to show your partner you love her or him in 30 seconds or less. (read the story...)

The Importance of Liking—Really Liking—Your Partner
Our relationship columnist, Laurie Puhn, shares why it's important to like--really like--your partner, noting that many people are nicer to strangers than they are to their spouses. (read the story...)

Have a Heart
Having a healthy heart is so much more than cute cards and physical fitness. It is also about ‘having heart,’ which means feeling and expressing love for others and for oneself. (read the story...)

Keeping the Romance Alive
Do you even remember what 'romance' is? Keep your romantic connection alive with this advice that’s not schmaltzy, and that is realistic (schedules and kids be damned). (read the story...)

Zip Those Lips: How to Avoid Dumb Arguments
Smart people often have dumb arguments about unimportant things, says our relationship expert. She shares her tips for sidestepping them. (read the story...)

Secrets to Successful Co-Parenting
You've heard it all before: Divorce hits the kids hardest. Parents and experts agree that kids suffer less when both parents remain active in their children's lives. Here are some tricks and tips to ensure that each family member stays sane and happy. (read the story...)

Tips from a Divorcee on Successful Co-Parenting
A local mom deals with the pangs of guilt when her kids visit their dad, from whom she is divorced, and shares what helps her get through the tough times. (read the story...)

How to Show Appreciation and Overlook the Small Things in Your Marriage
When a marriage is in trouble, the people in it are nit-pickers, but when a marriage is happy, they are over-lookers. Here are some tips on how to not let nit-picking about an unmade bed or an annoying bad habit impact your relationship. (read the story...)

10 Habits of Happy Couples
Relationship expert Laurie Puhn, the author of "Fight Less, Love More," lists 10 tips for how to best mediate conflict as a couple. (read the story...)

Advice For Moms: How To Maintain Your Friendships
Although it can be all too easy to identify only as "mom" after having a child, it's equally important to make time for the pre-pregancy you. Check out these helpful tips for sustaining a healthy social life with your single friends and fellow moms post-baby. (read the story...)

How Takeout Saved My Marriage
Laurie Puhn, relationship expert and couples mediator, recalls how an outing to get Chinese food was the spark that changed her marriage for the better, and offers advice on how best to communicate with your spouse about dividing child care and household responsibilities. (read the story...)

How to Save a Financially Wounded Marriage
Relationship expert Laurie Puhn offers advice on how to salvage a marriage that's been strained by money issues. (read the story...)

Letting Dad Be Dad
Don't let Father's Day be the only time you go out of your way to pay special attention to all that your partner brings to the parenting party. (read the story...)

Keep the Peace Between Siblings During Summer Vacation
The summer brings lots more family togetherness than during the school year, which is a very good thing — that is, until the kids start bickering. Here’s help for keeping sibling strife in check. (read the story...)

Goals for Personal Growth After Divorce
Divorce may be extremely painful, but it also forces a unique opportunity for personal growth. The very fact a divorce is occurring serves as a tangible indicator that something is very wrong which must be addressed. Issues may have been overlooked for years as couples settled into the comforts of marriage or other distractions of family life. The sheer jolt of divorce - being alone and adjusting to the single lifestyle - allows us to learn from mistakes, break vicious cycles, and become healthier and happier people. (read the story...)

Make Time for Family: 4 Tips from Dr. Susan Bartell
With our hectic schedules and our children's, it can be challenging to find time to connect as a family. Dr. Susan Bartell offers parents four foolproof tips for finding time to spend together. (read the story...)

Family Health: How Your Stress Affects Your Kids
The stress and worries parents feel may negatively impact their kids, according to a recent study by the American Psychological Association. Find out how to conquer stress for a healthier home. (read the story...)

Rachel Sussman: Keeping Your Sex Life Alive — With Kids
Partners are likely to grow distant from one another when raising kids. Rachel Sussman discusses some tips for keeping the romance on track. (read the story...)


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