healing a mother-daughter relationship
"I realized that something was still missing in my adult relationship with my mother."
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How I Let Go Of My Resentment Toward My Mom

My mother was one of the sweetest, most supportive people I know, but she was uncomfortable with physical touch. Since I didn't get that love from my mom, I grew up always wanting 'more' in my relationships with men. That was when I realized that I had to openly express my feelings if I ever wanted to fix my relationships ... including the one I shared with my mom.

Who's The Enforcer In Your Family?
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Who's The Enforcer In Your Family?

In a two-parent home, it's common for each of you to have different strengths and challenges when it comes to parenting. For example, one of you may be volatile, while the other is more even-tempered.  Or maybe your partner is consistent with discipline and you are the 'soft touch'. This happens all the time!  And then, of course, your teen manages to use it to his advantage.

Family Magic Begins In This Room (EXPERT)
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Family Magic Begins In This Room (EXPERT)

There is a magical room in your home. In this room people learn, grow, speak, listen, think, make choices, accomplish, laugh, cry, prepare, clean, play... and, oh yes, eat. It is your kitchen and it is a space where people and relationships can blossom and thrive. How many of you are enjoying the magic that occurs here?  

Start Over With Family This Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is the time to put aside family issues.
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Start Over With Family This Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is a perfect time to offer up some ideas that each can consider for bringing the family back to what you want it to be and start having more fun with each other in the light of love and connection.

family playing in fall leaves outside
Autumn is a beautiful season to enjoy together.
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10 Ways To Make Time For Family This Fall

Leaves falling, soccer balls, pumpkins, football jerseys, sweatshirts, crisp air ... all indicators that autumn in full swing. While parents are busy driving from activity to activity and kids are getting back into the school rhythm, we often forget how to connect as families, so here are some ideas.

woman being consoled
Do you feel like you're being judged?
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Help! My Family Is Very Judgmental About My Divorce

As if divorce isn't difficult enough, it's often compounded by the judgment of friends and family who may equate divorce with failure and aren't afraid to let you know. So, what's the best way to handle the public scrutiny and all the pressure it brings? And is there a way to make everyone understand that they should ease up on you during this difficult time?

3 Tips To Conduct A Family Meeting
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3 Tips To Conduct A Family Meeting

Every member of your family has a right to have his or her opinions respected. You don’t have to agree or go along with what your child wants, but you should at least know what it is, and your child should know why you're overriding his or her preferences. Regular family meetings, where everyone including the children expresses feelings, negative and positive, and all of you work together to solve problems, can help a lot.

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