Family Matters Top Stories

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

What We Wish We Could Say to Our Kids About Their Parenting

By The Editors | Family Matters

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How to Deal with a Critical and Overbearing Parent

By Deb Hipp, Next Avenue | Family Matters

Parental disapproval or lack of support can be rough even when you're 50+

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Can You Love Your Grandchild Too Much?

By Susan Stiffelman | Family Matters

A grandmother worries that she's become fixated on her granddaughter.

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When Families Live Together: A Survival Guide

By Georgia Witkin | Family Matters

Are your kids and grandkids moving in with you? Believe it or not, it's a good thing.

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Could You Live With Your Grandchildren?

By Rebecca Webber | Family Matters

Goodbye, peace and quiet. Hello, hugs and kisses.

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Gifts Without Rifts

By by Rebecca Webber | Family Matters

When parents dictate what you can or can't buy for your grandchildren, it doesn't have to take the fun out of your holidays.

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Grandparent vs. Grandparent

By Geoff Williams | Family Matters

During the holidays, it's tempting to try to prove that the kids love you best.

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My Grandchildren's Parents Are Jealous of Us

By Susan Stiffelman | Family Matters

Grandkids never want to leave this couple's home, and that upsets the parents

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How to Repair a Distant Grandparent-Grandchild Relationship

By Kristen Sturt | Family Matters

You wanted to be a hands-on grandparent, but things have worked out very differently. Here's how to fix it.

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6 Signs You’re Pushing Away Your Adult Children

By Sally Stich | Family Matters

You want to spend more time with them, but they’re always too busy. What’s going on? And how can you fix it?

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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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