Family Tips


How to Handle Father’s Day When You’re Fighting With Your Dad

These five tips for dealing with a difficult dad on Father’s Day will help you see him in a different light. You may not be able to stop fighting with your dad forever or heal a long-standing family rift, but you can find ways to treat him with respect. After I wrote When You Miss Your Dad – Help and Hope for […]

How to Handle Father’s Day When You’re Fighting With Your Dad

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How to Deal With Problems in Your Family

You love your family members, but sometimes they’re frustrating and aggravating! These six tips on how to deal with troubling family problems will help you get along with your siblings, parents, or other relatives. Learning how to handle toxic family problems is complicated because of the strong emotions we feel towards our relatives. “Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others,” […]


3 Ways to Cope With Difficult Parents – for Adult Children

Learning how to deal with difficult parents will fill you with peace and happiness – for perhaps the first time in your life! These tips are for adult children who are ready to start moving past their unhappy or difficult childhoods. Below, I share how I survived a very difficult childhood and offer tips for dealing with your own difficult parents. Whether […]

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Caring for Elderly Parents? How to Get More Energy

These tips on how to get more energy when you’re caring for elderly parents aren’t about eating well or getting enough sleep. You know that already! Rather, they’re practical and helpful suggestions for making changes in your life that will increase your time and energy levels. I can’t give you enough information in this article, which is why I recommend The […]


Gift Ideas for Your Sister – Nifty and Thrifty

Whether you need nifty or thrifty ideas – or both – these gift ideas for sisters will help you find the perfect way to say Happy Birthday or Bon Voyage. These gift tips will help you figure out what your sister likes, so you can feel good about the gift you’re giving. One of the best gifts my sister ever gave […]

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The Favorite Child is Less Likely to Use Drugs and Alcohol

At book club recently, we discussed what it’s like to be the favorite child. I wish I’d seen this research then – it shows that parental favoritism is linked to drug and alcohol use (and if you’re using drugs and alcohol, you’re flirting with addiction). If your parents have a favorite child, they may be setting the other siblings up […]


How to Help Your Mom Move to an Adult Group Home

Whether your mom is coping with dementia or schizophrenia, these tips for helping parents move to adult group homes might help you survive the transition. My mom has schizophrenia, and is facing a difficult move to a group home. This is the first time she’s lived with other people, and it won’t be easy. If you don’t know much about […]

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