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Learn how to handle the issues, large and small, from conflicts between grandparents and parents to teaching kids how to respect their elders.

The 6 Most Toxic In-laws—and How to Handle Them

By Sally Stich | Family Matters

Mothers-in-laws may get the bad rap, but many DILs, SILs and other mothers- and fathers-in-law can be no barrel of laughs either.

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10 Ways to Help the Parents of Toddlers

By Kristen Sturt | Family Matters

Toddlers: They're as exhausting as they are adorable. These great tips will ease the whole family's load.

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6 Family Behaviors That are Totally Dysfunctional

By Caila Ball | Family Matters

It’s ok if your picture perfect family suffers occasional dysfunction, but prepare yourself to deal with it productively.

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5 Ways Your Kids Are Messing Up Your Grandkids

By Sally Stich | Family Matters

From being over-involved to having high expectations, today’s parents should be mindful of these destructive parenting don’ts.

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9 Awkward Grandparenting Moments

By Jackie Albanese | Family Matters

When all is well, grandparenting is a breeze. But what happens when things get a little uncomfortable?

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5 Times Grandparents Should Interfere

By Jennifer Kelly Geddes | Family Matters

When it comes to the grandkids and discipline, when should you speak up and when should you shut up?

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7 Grandparent Myths: Do They Match the Reality?

By Barbara Graham | Family Matters

Columnist Barbara Graham puts conventional wisdom to the test

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Extreme Sibling Fights: The Bullying No One Talks About

By Andrea Atkins | Family Matters

Bullying brothers and sisters is largely ignored, but it can have real, lasting damage.

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Why It's Scary Being the Grandparent

By Lisa Carpenter | Family Matters

An overprotective mother finds a whole lot to worry about when she becomes a grandmother to two rambunctious boys.

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10 Ways to Help Parents of Babies

By Kristen Sturt | Family Matters

The first year of your grandbaby's life can be a roller coaster. But with these tips, you can help smooth the ride.

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Compatibility Horoscope

How well do you get along with your grandchild and other family members? Want to know if your personalities mesh?

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