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Laughter is good medicine, literally. It has important physiological effects on you and your soul mate. The French philosopher Voltaire wrote, "The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient...
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I met Jeff and Kirstin when they were in the middle of a crisis. Their 17 year old son was in full-blown rebellion. Many nights he would never show up, and on others he would come home intoxicated....
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Question: What should I do about conflicts between my child and my new spouse? I was remarried last summer, and though my 10 year old daughter was warm and friendly towards my husband during the...
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Mothers are overwhelmed by opportunities, expectations and comparisons—where doing their best never seems to be enough. Dr. Meg Meeker will help you move away from unrealistic demands to experience...
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“So many couples in blended families divorce. How can I make sure this marriage is my last?” — Stepfamily seminar participant. Everyone wants “this marriage” to be their last. They want it to last...
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Question As a divorced woman, what can I do about my young child's resistance to my efforts to develop relationships with men and to have a social life outside the home? My son simply doesn't like to...
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Mothers are overwhelmed by opportunities, expectations and comparisons—where doing their best never seems to be enough. Dr. Meg Meeker will help you move away from unrealistic demands to experience...
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We all like to know what is expected of us, especially regarding our family roles. Stepparents often discover that the ambiguous nature of their role leads to great frustration. Being a smart...
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Peer pressure is a powerful force in a teen’s life. But not all peer pressure is bad for them. Almost all teens get to an age where they pull away from mum and dad and instead look to their friends...
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Families come in all different shapes and sizes. One such shape are blended families. Being a step or single parent comes with a number of challenges but also with rich rewards. Our guest today,...
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One day as I walked past the den, I heard my daughter hollering at the computer screen. “Are you kidding me? She is such a liar!” I stopped to see what had upset my daughter. She showed me her friend...
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Game review LEGOs and Lincoln Logs. Back when I was a kid—oh, a hundred years or so ago—those were the building blocks of dreams. With a big ol' bucket full of interconnecting blocks or notched...