You Can Go Home Again
While some warn that the conveyor belt that once transported adolescents into adulthood has broken down, other insist the increasing number of adult children living at home is less about dysfunction than the changing function of family life today.
Helping Families Move Past Their Developmental Stalemates
20 years ago, Jay Haley's classic Leaving Home offered a clinical blueprint for successfully launching young adults toward self-sufficiency. In today's brave new economy, it's time to rethink howto help families move past their developmental stalemates.
Boomers Are Discovering The Joys and Sorrows of Grandparenthood
As the boomers discover the joys and sorrows of becoming grandparents, they're putting their own generational stamp on a role that's as ancient as parenthood.
The Tantrum: "I can't, I won't, I hate it. . . . Okay, now I'm ready"
A new grandmother, recalling the trembling fury of her own childhood, weathers a grandson's tantrum.
Going Home Again: A late-life lesson in love
Watching our aging parents struggle confronts us with some difficult lessons in late-life love.
The Grandma Mantra: A guide to keeping peace in the family
It's the wise grandparent who knows how to avoid the potential tug-of-war over who knows most about bringing up children.
Tapping into Strengths - A systems approach to resilience
Contrary to popular opinion, resilience isn't so much an innate quality as a feature of human connectedness.
From Dutiful Daughter to Self-Aware Caregiver
When families become stressed by a member's long-term care needs, it's easy to continue the usual relationship patterns and perpetuate long-standing resentments. But sometimes it's possible to learn new ways of being and interacting.
Those who care for ailing family members often are undertaking a marathon, not a sprint.
Field Notes from the Genetics Frontier
As genomic science is increasingly able to map our future, therapists must help families make difficult decisions.
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