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Family/Relationships - Adult Child/Parent
08/13/2012
Financial Favorites in my Family I am the second oldest child: older brother, me, younger sister, younger brother. We're all in our forties and fifties. Our mom is widowed, Mom made my sister executor of her will and trust. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFinancesRelationships
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08/09/2012
Time to Move Out! I want to let your caller know the advice you gave her to 'pack her son a lunch' is spot on! How do I know? You gave it to me 2 years ago. Here's what happened... More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentPersonal ResponsibilityPink slip on lifeRelationshipsResponse to a CallSocial Issues
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08/02/2012
Helping Push Children Out of the Nest When our first son was born in 1989, my husband would tell people that for his 18th birthday we were going to give him luggage. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentPink slip on lifeRaising Boys to MenRead On-AirReal manRelationships
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08/01/2012
Taking the Adult Reins in Your Own Home I frequently hear you advise callers they have to stand up to their parents. This advice generally is followed by a silence and then a gulp from the caller. I want to share my experience. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentMarriageRelationshipsResponse to a CallResponse to a Comment
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07/31/2012
My Outlook On Life Has Changed I called you for advice around Christmas time last year, because it seemed like no matter what I did right or well, my mom always put me down like I could have done better, or on her nice occasions, just spun my happiness into negativity. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentAttitudeFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFollow up to CallNegativityRead On-AirRelationshipsResponse to a Call
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07/18/2012
May One Day You Be Rewarded for Your Parenting I'm sending this to you because your listeners (and the world) need to know that if you 'choose wisely, treat kindly' and work together to make your family your number-one priority, they, too, may someday be rewarded with a letter like this. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamilyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentMarriageParentingRead On-AirRelativesValuesWedding
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05/16/2012
Caretaker Burnout I get many calls these days about people caretaking for family members. It's a difficult and incredibly impactful service. About 65 percent of older people with long-term needs rely exclusively on family and friends, and another 30 percent will supplement family care with paid providers and, perhaps at some point, hospice. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentHealthRelationships
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05/07/2012
I Never Realized Men Had Feelings My mom's been an alcoholic for 30 years and is 3 times divorced. Dad was good, but absent after they divorced when I was 2 - he supported me financially, but I saw him like 6 times per year. More >>

Tags: AbuseAddictionAdult Child-ParentAlcoholismFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentHealthRead On-AirSpousal abuseThe Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
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05/03/2012
On the Subject of Caretakers A few days ago I heard you talking about caretaker burnout. I have always been my kids' mom and my husband's girlfriend, but two and a half years ago I also had the job of being caretaker for my father, who was dying from a non-cancerous, but inoperable brain tumor. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyHealthRead On-AirRelationshipsRelatives
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04/23/2012
A Much Needed Tool! I was just listening to your Call of the Day. You told "Geri" when her dad gives accolades about her siblings, she should agree or acknowledge their accomplishments, then ask "Why don't you ever acknowledge mine?" More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentRelationshipsRelativesResponse To A CallSiblings
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