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When You Say 'Thank You,' Mean It: Q&A with Author Mary O'Donohue

Credit: Adams Media When Mary O'Donohue's son, Connor, was 5 years old, a friend of hers gave him a blue shirt as a gift. The boy was u...An epiphany moment with her 5 year old son led Mary O'Donohue to create exercises for her children that would be fun, but would also teach them to feel gratitude.

When Children Die: Book Offers Guide Through Parents' Emotional Hell

Parents have no choice but to go on after losing a child. Credit: Amazon.com When a child dies, many parents, no doubt, want to die, to...Grieving parents do not so much "recover" as "regenerate," says the author.

'Teenage as a Second Language': Q&A With Author Barbara Greenberg, PhD

Your teen will talk, but you have to wait until she's ready. Credit: Adams Media
Fine. Whatever. I don't care. That's the opening to ...
Do you ever feel like you and your teen are speaking different languages? Well, you're right, but there's help.
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'12 Ways to Say I Love You' Journal

Pick out a special way to tell him how much you love him this Valentine's Day. Credit: Uncommon Goods
How do I love thee? If you find...
Tongue-tied around your sweetheart? This journal can help you tell him how you feel.

Emotional First Aid Kit: Q&A With Gerald Koocher, PhD

Don't forget to stock your emotional first aid kit. Credit: Ciano Design Most parents have Band-Aids at the ready for the inevitable sc...Stock your parenting first aid kit with tools for treating emotional scrapes like a first crush, cyberbullying, step-sibling rivalry.

New Book 'Cinderella Ate My Daughter' Looks at Effect of Girly-Girl Culture

Peggy Orenstein's new book deals with the Disney Princess phenomenon. Credit: Amazon
Some day your prince will come.
Not content wit...
Princesses rule, says author, but it's a tyrannical regime.

Emptying the Nest: Q&A With Author Dr. Brad Sachs

Brad Sachs investigates why your baby birds won't leave the nest. Cover design by David Baldeosingh Rotstein, Credit: Getty Images You ...The cost and extended length of education required in today's job market are two reasons why kids are taking longer to leave home.

The Curse of the Good Girl: Q&A With Author Rachel Simmons

Credit: Phillip Graybill / Riser / Getty Images
Did you know that being a good girl is actually a bad thing? It's bad for self-...
Help your daughters avoid the trap of "good" girlhood.

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