Last year, one reader wrote to Dr. Gramma Karen about a college decision. Now we have a new update on the situation and Dr. Gramma Karen’s follow-up advice!
I’m having a really hard time with something. My sister Elaine and her man split up when their daughter, Carmella, was four; she is now 12. His mom (Carmella’s grandmother) has stepped in a lot to help with Carmella; I just wish she wouldn’t let Carmella buy whatever she wants. Meanwhile, Elaine — who had some stints traveling, got married and then divorced from a different man, a guy no one liked — has kind of backed off in interacting with Carmella.
I am bothered by the way my 12-year-old granddaughter, Barbara, and her friends dress. They wear skimpy, low-cut tight tops, often exposing their cleavage and tummy area, with equally skimpy, tight shorts. I asked my daughter-in-law what she thought of Barbara’s style of dress, and she said, “What are you going to do? This is […]
Jezra Kaye’s previous column provides great insight for white readers on the issue of race. Here is a look at some of the constructive discussions generated from it!
There are so many stressors in life right now, and sometimes family can be one of them. Here are some things to think about when dealing with a difficult familial situation.
With the current and much-needed focus on race, it can be hard to recognize your own position of privilege. Dr. Gramma Karen turns to Jezra Kaye for some enlightening insight and eye-opening resources on race and white privilege.
Our daughter in-law (DIL) has two kids, ages three and one. Two years ago they moved six hours away, and since our DIL has no means to come visit us, we go to see them. Now that our grandson Bryce is three, we feel he is old enough for us to come pick up him […]
Dear Dr. Gramma Karen,
Our daughter Joan married Donald ten years ago. We all knew there was something off about him; he is very controlling and very insecure. Before they got married, my husband, who is a police officer, let her know how much we love her, and talked to her about our concerns about her marrying him. She went ahead and married him.