Read about one reader’s contentious relationship with her daughter-in-law, and Dr. Gramma Karen’s advice for fostering better relationships and keeping the grandchildren in mind.
Several readers commented about the sister who was making a decision about whether to reconcile with a brother from whom she had been estranged for many years. Read their thoughts and a new update on the situation.
How do you handle complicated familial relationships? What if it involves your kid and their decision to cut off a family member? Read Dr. Gramma Karen’s advice on how to handle this reader’s sticky situation.
Sibling relationships can change drastically over time. Check out this reader’s struggle with her sibling, and Dr. Gramma Karen’s expert advice on the future.
This is an unabridged version of a column I wrote for GRAND Magazine. Summertime, for many families, means more time together for grandparents and grandchildren. To help grandparents increase the chances that these special times with their grandchildren are comfortable and happy for everyone, I compiled a list of communication showstoppers – that is, things […]
2020 has been the year of evaluating relationships, new and old. Dr. Gramma Karen gives some inspiration for the year ahead with readers’ comments on how their relationships changed in 2020.
I am contacting you because I have been asked for advice and I am at a loss. My friend Helene is the grandmother of Debby, age 13. Helene describes her granddaughter as obese, a trashy dresser, and a habitual liar. She lies about what she eats, claims she has a boyfriend who doesn’t really exist, […]
Misinformation is popular these days, and it can cause strife among family members. Here is Dr. Gramma Karen’s advice for turning misinformation into a teaching moment for young people.