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It's Not You, It's Us: Breaking Up With Other Parents

Remember dating? And that most awkward of moments, the end of an evening when it was clear not everyone had enjoyed the experience equally? Your...Saying you're not interested when dating is easy, but breaking up with other parents? Not so much.

Gay Teens Engage in Destructive Behavior, CDC Reports

Gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers are more likely to engage in self-destructive behavior. Credit: AFP/Getty Images Being a gay...Bullying, social isolation and emotional conflict drive gay teens to drinking, drugs and other negative behaviors.

Dr. Phil on Mondays with Marlo

Psychologist and hit talk show host Dr. Phil stopped by to chat with Marlo Thomas about relationships, bullying, parenting, and more!
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Psychologist and hit talk show host Dr. Phil stopped by to chat with me about relationships, bullying, parenting, and more!

Becoming a Stepmother from Marlo Thomas

When I realized I was going to have the title of "stepmother," I thought, "Oh, no, I don't want to be one of those!" In fairy tales and children's...When I realized I was going to have the title of "stepmother," I thought, "Oh, no, I don't want to be one of those!" In fairy tales and children's stories, stepmothers are usually villains.

Marital Discord Disrupts Baby's Sleep, Study Finds

Babies exposed to marital discord have more trouble sleeping. Credit: Getty Images
Talk about your vicious cycles.
Your infant has...
If you want a good night's sleep, don't fight in front of the baby.

Nurturing Sibling Relationships

When my oldest daughter was 7 and her little sister was 5, I told them they could go swimming after finishing a page of homework. After a while,...It warms a parent's heart to see love between siblings.

Steps to Stepfamily Success

Typical multi-home stepfamilies are like intact biological families in many ways. But, they differ structurally, developmentally and dynamically...Learning to live well in a new family takes time. Everyone has a lot to learn, including how to cope in a new environment.

The Abusive Son: A Mother's Story

Rob and Jacquelyn Mitchard on a trip to Florence in 1991. Courtesy of Jacquelyn Mitchard A mother can take only so much abuse from her...A mother can take only so much abuse from her son—and then she can take a whole lot more. Jaquelyn Mitchard tells how she finally found the courage to shut the door on the love of her life. And open it again.

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