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Adulthood can sometimes be as challenging and confusing as adolescence -- for both the kids and parents -- so how do you steer your grown children in the right direction? Read our article to find out.
You guided them through diapers and their teen years, but keeping up with your children now that they've left the nest is tough. How can you maintain touch with your grown kids?
By Bambi Turner
Ah, the golden years. Retirement is here -- or looming in the not-so-distant future -- and you're loving the peace and quiet of an empty nest. Then, your adult son or daughter asks to move in. How can you make this as smooth a transition as possible?
Still buying your adult children's groceries, helping with their cell phone bills and car insurance and providing a roof over their heads? So when it comes to tax time, shouldn't you be able to claim them as a dependent?
By Beth Brindle
Your little boy is all grown up now, but do you still find yourself telling him what to do, like you did when he was 3? Read on to learn how to guide your adult children without being controlling.
As children grow into adults and begin to have families of their own, parents have to adapt to their revised roles in their adult kids' lives, and changing the way Moms and Dads communicate with their grown kids is a big part of that. Here's how to talk with -- not at -- your adult children.
It's pretty common for Mom and Dad to occasionally help out their grown kids. But mooching a meal here and there is a far cry from being financially supported by their parents. Here's how to tackle the issue of grown kids taking advantage of parents.
Some moms like to joke that they've been planning their daughters' weddings since the day they were born. Maybe they're on to something? We'll help you gain some perspective on wedding planning -- it's not all rose petals and table linens!
According to tradition, the bride's family foots the bill for the wedding. Other than planning the rehearsal dinner, the groom's parents don't have to sweat the details, right? Not exactly. You can help prepare your son for marriage by checking these five items off your list.
College graduation came and went, but somehow your child's career path led him right back to your house. Not for long. Help him launch his career and save your sanity.
By Beth Brindle
Teens yearn for independence. Learn about whether a teen can be financially independent in this article.
Trust is earned ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ it doesn't come automatically. Learn how teens deal with overprotective parents in this article.
Teens grow at different rates. Learn how to know if your teen is too skinny in this article.
Teens need to socialize. Learn how much social time is enough for your teen in this article.
You can help your child with homework when you get home after work or you can call from your office to direct your child. Learn how full-time working parents can assist kids with homework from this article.
Puberty starts with the release of hormones that signal the beginning stages of sexual development and physical growth. Learn what types of hormones are changing during puberty in this article.
Although more children are available for adoption internationally than domestically, the adoption process is longer and it costs more. Learn about the pros and cons of international adoption in this article.
Teens can occasionally be surly, but there might be good reason! Learn about typical adolescent behavior in this article.
You weathered the pregnancy and survived the birth. Now that baby is happy and healthy at home, it's time to get back to real life. Unfortunately, that means hearing the not-so-welcome thoughts of friends and strangers alike.
By Sara Elliott
Kids need parents who take an active role in their lives. Learn about being an active parent in this article.
You want to be a classy gentleman, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to be a classy gentleman in this article.
Just as we don't expect all babies to sleep through the night or crawl by a certain age, we don't expect all teenagers to follow a strict schedule of puberty. Learn whether girls will always go through puberty before boys from this article.
Adolescence is a process of physical, cognitive, and social development that starts around the ages of 10 to 13. Learn about the typical timeline for adolescent development from this article.
Unless a mistake was made in the adoption procedure, you can't get back your child once someone else adopts him or her. Learn about whether you can ever get your child back after adoption from this article.
One of the changes caused by the hormones that the body produces during puberty is the voice change in boys. Learn when your teen's voice will change in this article.