Do You Have the Energy for Another Child?

Deciding whether or not to have another child is a difficult decision. To parents of singletons who aren’t sure how an addition will impact your family, consider this oft-repeated phrase: “One is One, Two is Four…”… 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

Fight the Pressure to Over-Schedule Your Children

From early morning to late evening most families buzz with non-stop activity that shifts into overdrive during the school year. Extra curricular sign up sheets abound, and the impulse to engage your children in multiple endeavors becomes hard to resist.… Read More

More than Mom’s Pot Roast: The Why and How of Family Dinner

Picture Norman Rockwell, the classic American painter, alive today and commissioned to paint a scene of our generation’s family dinner. Would it be of paper-wrapped peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches strewn on an SUV’s backseat? Or of your young son or daughter trying to swallow a sandwich whole while running on to the soccer field for practice?… Read More