• Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    What Most Adult Daughters Think About Mom
    What Most Adult Daughters Think About Mom Woman to Woman It might be helpful to remember that moms, like all women, are in particular need of their daughters' support and comfort during periods of stress. For those who want to know what their y...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    When Daughters Turn into Mothers
    When Daughters Turn into Mothers Perhaps the biggest change in many mother-daughter relationships comes when the daughter has her first child. Assistant professor of human development at Penn State University Karen Fingerman said age strengthens...
  • Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    How to Keep Your Nose Out of Your Daughter's House
    How to Keep Your Nose Out of Your Daughter's House Dr. Charney Herst, author of For Mothers of Difficult Daughters (Villard, 1998) believes, "If you want to share a marital coping strategy with your daughter every now and then, that's fine. But ...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Moms and Their Young Adult Daughters: Generations in Conflict
    Moms and Their Young Adult Daughters: Generations in Conflict According to research, the primary difference that separates mothers and daughters is the younger generation's "social and psychological freedom to defer motherhood" and develop their...
  • Kids
    Adult Children
    Good Rules for Adult Mothering
    Good Rules for Adult Mothering Okay Mom, your daughter is working her way into fiscal, physical, and emotional independence. Don't get in her way. The same rules apply for moms with daughters who are doing well on their own and for those whose g...
  • School and Learning
    Life After College
    The Boomerang Effect
    The Boomerang Effect Get this one. You have gone through the angst of physical separation, maybe even the joys of a wedding, and then found your daughter at your doorstep, bags in hand. If this describes you and your daughter, we have a name fo...
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    Adult Children
    Mothering Your Adult Child
    Mothering Your Adult Child Sometimes you may feel put upon. “Mom, can you watch the kids this weekend? I know you don't have anything much planned.” Or “Mom, can you help us out with this or that material need?” You always want to say ye...
  • School and Learning
    Life After College
    When Your Adult Child Lives at Home
    When Your Adult Child Lives at Home You may have a young adult child who moves back into your home after college or never leaves. This is frequently a difficult situation to handle well. If you expect to exercise the same control you had before ...
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    Adult Children
    Parenting a Young Adult
    Parenting a Young Adult Children grow up whether you're ready for it or not. They begin to make choices and decisions—and even have relationships—that you know nothing about. In other words, they begin to build lives that are separate from t...
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    Adult Children
    Giving Significant Money to Your Kids
    Giving Significant Money to Your Kids You probably give things to your kids each day, and you may also give presents on special occasions. Chances are, you don't think of this as being generous or making gifts—still, they're gifts just the sa...
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    Adult Children
    Finding an Apartment
    Finding an Apartment Many people find that renting an apartment is the way to go when they first move out on their own. There are usually plenty available (unless you get caught up in a housing crunch, as happens sometimes, especially in cities)...
  • Kids
    Adult Children
    Boomerang Kids
    Boomerang Kids Sigh … your kids are out on their own. The house is tidy and quiet. You don't need to stop by the store every other day for milk, bread, and orange juice. You and your spouse or partner are free to come and go as you please. You...
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    Adult Children
    Your Grown Child: How Much Should You Help?
    Your Grown Child: How Much Should You Help? Don't Go There A study by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling shows that 64 percent of all students graduating from college owe at least $1,843 on their credit cards. Twenty percent have cre...
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    Adult Children
    Unemployed Adult Son Living at Home
    Parents who have adult children living with them have a right to expect those kids to agree to a contract. ...