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11/16/2011
Living at Home After college, I had the opportunity to take a job in my hometown. The pay was so low, I would have to live at home. My mother said "No". She said if I didn't break out of my comfort zone and spread my wings at that time, I never would. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFinancesPink slip on lifeRelationships
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11/10/2011
The Green Tricycle I had the chance to speak with you recently about a gift I had received and how I was reluctant to accept it. Your advice was to return it. I will be doing that... You also said my dad would be proud of me for my actions. Thank you. I thought I would take a moment and share something I wrote for my dad. I was able to give this to him shortly before his passing when he was still well enough to take it all in. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentBehaviorFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFatherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodRelationshipsRespectResponse to a Call
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10/19/2011
It's Not a Relationship Worth Having This is regarding the caller who worried she'd regret not having a relationship with her mother... I met my birth mother around 10 or 11 and moved in with her (worst mistake of my life). She was a horrible excuse for a mother or even a woman... More >>

Tags: AddictionAdult Child-ParentalcoholismFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentHealthResponse To A Call
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10/06/2011
Realizing Mom Couldn't Give Me What I Needed I got into my car after a yet another stress filled, teeth gritting, hole in the tongue producing, caretaking visit with my 90 something year old mother. Oh she could take care of herself but it was so nice that I came over to help. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentRelationshipsResponse To A Call
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09/16/2011
Paying for My Children's Disrespect A family has two sons in their twenties who haven't gotten past the teenage years of disrespect and ingratitude... More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentAttitudeBehaviordisrespectFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - TeensParentingRelationshipsrespectTeens
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02/22/2011
IconAt 19 years old, I've decided I have the best mom in the world. Why? Because when I look back on my life, she did everything right FOR ME... More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentAttitudeBehaviorFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentgratitudeMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodRelationships
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02/15/2011
IconAt 21 years old I found out I was pregnant out of wedlock. My mom immediately fronted the money for me to have an abortion... More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentMorals, Ethics, ValuesMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodRelationships
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02/03/2011
IconI cannot thank you enough for writing your most recent book, Surviving a Shark Attack (On Land). It is filled with so much wisdom and has helped me tremendously! The icing on the cake was the last line when you included a quote from my favorite movie of all time!... More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyPersonal ResponsibilityRelationshipsRelatives
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12/20/2010
Sharing the Kids at Christmas Hi, Dr. Laura here. Happy to join you at our YouTube channel, where I get to answer your questions like a holiday question from Dave: "Every other year for the holiday season we take turns with my daughter-in-law's family... More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyRelationshipsRelatives
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12/13/2010
IconWe teach our kids to give gifts to other family members, and they often learn that you do that because that is what you are supposed to do, but these gifts are often given in exchange of gifts given to them. Let's talk about giving selflessly to people in need and teaching your child the same... More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentBehaviorCharacter, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceChristmasFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFamily/Relationships - FamilyFamily/Relationships - TeensHelpingHolidaysMorals, Ethics, ValuesMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingPersonal ResponsibilityRelativesReligionTeensValues
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