The parent-grandparent relationship is a tricky one. Read along as Dr. Gramma Karen investigates her own advice to discover the two-word key for healthy relationships for both parents and grandparents.
I have not seen my grandkids for ten months. My son-in-law teases me, scolds me, and even assaulted me once by jerking an iPad from my hands. I emailed my daughter about it and she doesn’t believe me. He does it when she is not looking. My daughter ignores my emails. I am worried because […]
I want to head into the new year feeling less, well… MAD all of the time. I find myself frustrated and angry, and I do not want to parent this way. I get this. The new year always brings about self-reflection. This is a great question and many will probably want to follow in your […]
When you first met your significant other, you probably spent a lot of time finding new ways to have fun together. There were endless opportunities for dates, long talks and adventures just for the two of you. Once you have kids, those opportunities get much more limited. Instead of going to wine tastings and new […]
In my 8 years as a co-parent, I’ve found that caring for children between two households requires my ex-husband and me to mind lots of details. A shared parenting agreement helps manage the logistics, including who pays for what and where the children will live at different times, including holidays. But what such agreements typically […]
With many New Yorkers unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic, this holiday’s gifting will likely be smaller. Here’s how to manage your kids’ expectations.
If you follow any of the ever-popular parenting boards or groups on social media sites, you’ve likely encountered more than one mother venting about her nanny. There seems to be a rise in the ideology that nannies must inherently be all-knowing, psychic, and micromanaged all at the same time. While in most cases this is […]