Jul 172013
How to Become an Independent Teenager

Here’s a list of ways to stop your parents from being overprotective so you can become more independent. I wrote this for a teenager who asked for help with her mother. Here’s what she said: “I am 14 years old and my mother in particular is very controlling. I have to live with her, and

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Aug 252011
How to Handle Problems With Your Mother

What’s up with the mother problems? Every question I get lately seems to be about handling problems with mothers, or moms being mean, insane, or prejudiced. Here are some solutions to four different problems readers have with their moms, ranging from money thefts to cold, loveless childhoods. First, check this quip out: “Family quarrels are

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Aug 152011
You and Your Mother Can’t Be Friends? How to Live in Peace

What do you do when you can’t be in the same room as your mom, much less be friends? Here are a few tips on coping with a mother who is moody and unpredictable. “I’m 45 lost my job 18 months ago; and until May, struggled along as best I could,” says P. on Questions

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Jul 162010
How to Cope With Controlling Parents

Do you want to stop being manipulated by your mom and dad? Here are five tips on coping with parents who want to control you. Here’s a surprising twist on living with controlling parents: “Giving up hope is one of the healthiest, most life-affirming things you could do for yourself,” writes Dr Laura Schlessinger in

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Jun 172010
Father's Day - When You Don't Have a Great Relationship With Dad

How do you cope on Father’s Day when you’re not getting along with your dad, you’re not speaking to him, or he refuses to talk to you? These tips on coping with Father’s Day when you don’t have a great relationship with your dad will help you respect him while honoring your own thoughts and feelings. You

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Jun 042010
Handling Family Problems - 6 Ways to Cope With Toxic Relatives

You love your family, but the problems seem endless. Use these tips to cope with family problems caused by siblings, parents, or other relatives. Before the tips, a quip: “Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others,” wrote Mignon McLaughlin. “Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness

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Apr 252010
Giving Teens an Allowance – Money Management Tips for Parents

These tips for giving teens an allowance are from a money expert whose job revolves around giving money management tips to parents and kids! A parent asked me about giving her 13 year old teenager $50 a week for an allowance. Since I’m no expert on teens and money management, I asked the creator of KidsSave for

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Jun 202009
Sending Your Kid to College - Tips for Surviving College for Parents of Freshmen

If nervous about sending your child off to college, check out these tips for surviving college for parents of freshmen! They’re from a psychologist who specializes in helping new students adjust to school and achieve their college goals. These tips will help parents establish a healthy balance between being involved and supportive — but not too involved.

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