Monthly Archives: September 2014

How do you manage your relationship with your grown children?

Do you feel disappointed and disillusioned with your adult child? Or wounded by his silence, distance, or harsh words? Or are you an adult child yourself who feels feel angry toward your parents because of their judgmental and condescending attitudes? … Continue reading

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Thanks for your tips on raising teenagers!

One of my goals for this blog is to start an interactive discussion – raising provocative questions and encouraging readers to answer.  This approach fits with my belief that wisdom can be found in ordinary people – if we seek … Continue reading

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Any tips on how to raise a teenager?

I hope you have some – because, frankly, most parents are at sea when their little darlings reach those teenaged years. “An alien inhabited my son’s body when he turned twelve, and it didn’t leave till he was in college,” … Continue reading

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How do you know what kind of work is right for you?

And what advice would you give to a young adult – or a middle-aged one – who is trying to find work that aligns with core values? All right. Everyone knows the “right answer” to this one: Find your bliss … Continue reading

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Can we re-create ourselves?

Midlife can be an age of new possibilities and opportunities. Many of my friends, male and female, embarked in new directions in their fifties or even sixties, pursuing long-suppressed dreams or exploring on an unexpected path. This came as a … Continue reading

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Can we truly forgive?

Since forgiveness is a core teaching of Christianity, which is a core belief system in America, why is it that so many Americans find it hard to believe that it’s truly possible to forgive? My friend Sidney Rittenberg recently asked … Continue reading

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