Money Matters: When Adult Children and Parents Live Together

You probably hadn’t planned on living with your parents again, or having your parents or another relative settle in with you and your family. Living with a relative solves many financial problems, but, like expectations, you must straighten out the details in the beginning and adjust them along the way so everyone feels the arrangement is fair.… Read More

No Crossing Sign, guarding your boundaries

Guarding Your Boundaries: When Adult Children and Parents Live Together

Boundaries separating you from family occur automatically when you’re independent, formed either by the physical distance or the amount of contact you orchestrate. When you live together again with family, boundaries can blur rapidly. One of the first orders of business is to install ground rules that reshuffle the boundaries to ensure everyone’s freedom and comfort.… Read More

6 Ways Parents Can Bond With Their Children

In May, The Pew Research Center reported that, for the first time, 40% of American households have breadwinner moms acting as either the sole or primary source of income for the family. As we continue to see such changes in the job force, many moms and dads struggle to find ways to stay bonded to their children.… Read More

If Dads Help More, Will Moms Have More Babies?

Given that so many women work, one would think men would pitch in more. Employed mothers manage the same household tasks and childcare activities as homemaking mothers equaling two full-time jobs for women who work and raise children.… Read More

The Trend: The One-Child Family

How many children is the right amount of children? Many couples are confronted with this dilemma before they decide to build a family. For some, two or four seem sound but many of these questions are more likely to be based on age-old stereotypes.… Read More

Caution: Children at Play

An estimated 45 million youth between the ages of 6 and 18 engage in organized sports. Be it soccer or swimming, tennis or baseball, year-round training or participation on too many teams can lead to burnout and overuse injuries which are on the rise according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.… Read More