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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.

Kids Toughest Questions Answered

By Ellen Breslau | Family Matters

From kids asking "Do I look fat?" to "Why are my parents so mean?" our expert gives answers you'll want to take note of.

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Why Some Grown Kids Cut Off Their Parents

By Elizabeth Vagnoni, Next Avenue | Family Matters

Could their estrangement be caused by how we raised them?

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What Grandma Says vs. What She Thinks

By Adair Lara | Family Matters

Being a grandparent practically requires an advanced degree in BYT (Biting Your Tongue)...

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7 Tricks to Winning an Argument

By Julie Weingarden Dubin | Family Matters

How to keep the peace and persuade family and friends to see it your way.

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If I Had Known My Mother Back Then...

By Jill Yanish, Next Avenue | Family Matters

What happens when a daughter edits herself into her mom's old photos.

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Are Today's Parents Strict Enough?

By Bev Beckham | Family Matters

Playpens and teaching manners are just two things that seem to be a thing of the past when it comes to raising kids. But is that really a good thing?

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How to Avoid Taking Sides When You Agree with Your Son-in-Law

By Lisa Carpenter | Family Matters

Follow these mediation tips to avoid hurt feelings when you're asked to step in during tricky arguments.

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How to Reveal a Family Secret

By Robyn Passante | Family Matters

Most families have a few skeletons in the closet. Here's how to know if you should divulge yours—plus the least painful ways to do it.

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Multi-Generational Living: How to Live with Family and Not Fight

By Jennifer Kelly Geddes | Family Matters

Almost 50 million people live in a multigenerational home, which means there's bound to be conflict. Here’s how to smooth out the most common issues.

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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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