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"Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Split" – Lifescript

“Ideally co-parents should create a shared understanding on how to best raise their children,” says Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., a New York clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing (Adams Media). “That will reassure children they are still loved and that their well-being remains paramount to both parents.” [Read more]

"11 Signs You Need to Dump Your Friend" – WiseBread

Having good friends is an important piece of the lifestyle puzzle. For some of us, our friends are closer to us than our family members, and we share much of our life’s up and downs with them. Not all “friends” are the same, however. Every once in a while you come across an individual who seems benign […]

How to Ruin Mother's Day

Overnight shipping from Amazon. Panicked, last minute phone calls to florists. Saturday night drug store runs to track down the last Mother’s Day card. Just this once, forget about all that. This Mother’s Day, do something different. Do something radical. Do something, dare I say, sacrilegious: Don’t buy your mother a gift. Before you throw your Whitman’s […]

Measles and Manners

Etiquette Experts Explain How to Talk About Kids’ Vaccinations and the Measles Virus Since a measles outbreak occurred earlier this year, moms have been wondering how to find out if their kids’ playmates have been vaccinated against the disease. Here’s how to ask awkward questions and make uncomfortable decisions without offending neighbors, friends and family…  […]

7 Top Tips to Help Your Kids “Spring Forward”

We may think one hour of sleep isn’t that big of a deal, but research from The Better Sleep Council shows that 61 percent of Americans feel the effects of the “lost hour” the Monday after resetting their clocks, and 39 percent are in a worse mood following the time change. This time shift effect is magnified […]

7 Top Tips to Help Your Kids “Spring Forward”

Use these hints to help your family adjust to the upcoming time change. By Heather Chaet Ask a mom what she cherishes most. After “family” and “good health,” we’re betting the next answer would be “a good night’s sleep.” Sleep is the thing all of us can’t seem to get enough. It’s the essential life […]

Here's How To Talk To A Child About A Death In The Family

What you should never say to a grieving child   Back when I worked for international disaster relief missions, I heard some incredibly insensitive remarks directed towards grieving children. For instance, I once heard a first responder say, within earshot of children who had lost a loved one, “Well, it could have been a lot […]