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Send in the Reinforcements - How to Care for the Caregiver

Honor the caregivers you know, whether they are a family member, friend, neighbor, or co-worker. By showing them your support, you are taking away a bit of their burden, sadness, guilt or pain, if only for a moment. Not sure how you can help? Check out these 12 suggestions.

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Easing the Transition When an Ailing Parent Moves In

A growing number of families with young children are caring for an aging relative. Whether it’s temporary care following surgery or longer-term care due to
 a debilitating condition, more and more families find
 the best option for caring for aging parents is to invite them into the family home. How can families ease the transition and help their young children adapt to these changes in the household? 

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Keeping Love Alive Through Good and Challenging Times

No matter how long they have been together, couples need sparks, creativity, and fun in their relationship. As the years pass, they need it even more. Regular meetings are required in order to talk, have fun, and spend time together. We know that friendships survive on shared interests, yet as soon as we partner up with our very best friend, we tend to settle into domestic boredom and let the shared interests slide. 

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Listen Up! Communicating Effectively With Your Kids

What parent hasn’t issued a request to their child, only to be met with a blank stare or worse, crickets? With every repeated query, parents spiral further into frustration. It’s discouraging, defeating, and just plain maddening - why can’t kids just listen? Because getting kids to listen isn’t as simple as it seems - and reasons kids might not listen are as varied as kids themselves. Read on for age-by-age guidance on creating better communication with your kids, so you and your kids can feel heard and respected.

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