1. Mothering

    Food for Thought Mother’s Day has an unparalleled significance for most women. It has significance for every one of us, whether we ourselves are mothers or not. All of us have or had, mothers at one time. Whether loyal or abandoning, nurturing, or abusive, still living or dead, we all had mothers.…Read More

  2. Parental Advise – How to handle it in adulthood_Answer

    I'm sure you know well that you are not alone in having this issue with a parent.  It sounds like your relationship with your father is basically a good one.  The only good way to handle this is with direct communication.  Keep in mind that you can be direct without being harsh or rude.  The bes…Read More

  3. Parents’ Advise – How to handle it in adulthood_Question

    Dr. Beth, I love my Dad, but he drives me crazy.  He is always trying to tell me how to live my life and make my decisions.  I am 23 years old and have just graduated from college.  I have been doing fine living life on my own for the past 4 years.  I still visit my family frequently.  We have …Read More

  4. Parenting Challenges with extended family close by_Question

    Dr. Beth, our family is young. My husband and I have a 1 year old and a 3 1/2 year old and we love our children and our extended family more than we can say.  A couple of our extended family members live in the same city we do and several are spread out around the state or the country. We are both …Read More

  5. Generation-Conflicts:Mother/Daughter_Question

    Dr. Beth, I am 62 and the proud mother of two daughters, both of whom are married and have children. One has two children, ages 3 and 5. The other has two kids also, ages 2 and 7. My problem is that one of my daughters thinks I’m a terrible grandmother, but the other one thinks I’m just fine.  …Read More

  6. Change of Interests – Parent-Teen-Relationship_Question

    Dr. Beth, I am a junior in high school and I have played girls’ basketball since middle school.  My parents have been really supportive and take a lot of pride in my being an athlete.  I have really lost interest in playing basketball, but I don’t know how to tell my parents.  They will be cr…Read More