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Part 2 - War and Peace: The Most Common Mother-In-Law “Mistakes” and How To Avoid or Correct Them
Perhaps Tolstoy had his wife and the relationship between her and his family in mind when he wrote this timeless classic. Whether your choice is to have your son’s wife address you as mom, or by your first name, remember the choice should reflect her respect for and relationship with you. ... Read On
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Part 3 - All In The Family: Handling Your Spouse and His/Her Parents
While your initial inclination may be to get a (nice firm) grip around your spouse’s neck as well as the neck or his/her parents, there’s a much more practical solution and one that won’t land you in solitary confinement. Experts impress upon newlyweds the importance of accepting not only each ... Read On
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Part 4 - Blessed Are Peacemakers: Setting The New Parental Paradigm (A Guideline For In-Laws)
While you may have “thought” your job was done (as far a appeasing your children) when they grew up, understood the house rules and then moved out, it’s time to realize that things have changed…and, as far a “appeasing” goes you may just have to go back to square one. What’s important to ... Read On
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Role Call: The Man's Role In The Family
Traditionally speaking a man’s role in the family had been “limited”. Most of his life, he’s generally “catered to” by mom and his sister(s), only to grow and have women doting over him. Then it’s time for marriage and it’s been customarily convenient that his ONLY “obligation” is showing up….and, ... Read On
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All Work and No Play: Sex and The North American Woman
First there was “Sex and the Single Girl”…then there was “Sex and the Married Woman”…and now there’s “Sex and the Disinterested Female”. Some would argue that women reach their “prime” in their thirties and forties, while others suggest that this time frame corresponds with a decreased ... Read On
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Part 1 - Boy Talk : Building Your Son's Emotional Strength
A popular 90’s tune proclaimed: “I know what boys want, I know what guys like”…and some experts assert they actually do. In fact, they state that much like girls, boys need love, affection, understanding, acceptance and attention, they simply speak a different dialect of the same language…one ... Read On
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Part 2 - Hear and Now How To Understand Boys And What They Are Thinking
An old adage tells us to “Stop, Look, and Listen”….but when it comes to tuning into your son’s emotions and knowing what’s on his mind experts advice to “Move, Look, and Listen”. According to research boys and young men are better at talking when you combine conversing with a “non-threatening” ... Read On
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Part 3 - The Good, The "Bad", And The Persecuted: Is Your Son's Behavior "Dangerous"? Knowing The Signs And How To Identitify Them
They say you can’t keep a good man down. But, it seems you can’t keep an oppressed man (or boy for that matter) down either. After all, isn’t that what revolutions are made of? Traditionally speaking, it is not uncommon for the persecuted to rise up and retaliate against their tormentors. In ... Read On
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Part 4 - Faith In The Future: Nurturing Your Son's Future
Adolescent struggles, especially for boys often result in outer expressions of inner frustrations. Boys, unlike girls have fewer “emotional outlets” when it comes facing life and its challenges. While girls bond together, “gossip” and cry on each other’s shoulders, boys are expected to exhibit ... Read On
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Getting A Taste Of Summer: Sizzling Summer Recipes
Summer’s here and “the heat is on!” With school out and the kids home, you’re probably ready to cook up some summer fun. Some nutritious recipes for smoothies to ensure your summer goes smoothly. Mango and Ginger Lassi with Low-fat Yogurt: Serves 4 250ml mango purée, fresh or canned 6 ... Read On
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Making Achievement Habit Forming: Paving The Road To Your Child's Success
Most parents would agree that they would like their children to surpass them on the road to happiness, fulfillment and success. But what road your child takes may very well depend on the road YOU pave and the direction you point them in. 1. Take an active interest in your child’s interests and ... Read On
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Aren't You Grand: Some Grand Ideas For Being A GREAT Grandparent
So, Your Daughter/Son and her/his spouse are in the family way and you’ve been “promoted” to grandparent. Well, This Defining moment may require a new definition. Gone are the days that you became a grandparent simply by inheriting the “privileged” title bestowed upon you because your child has/ ... Read On
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