Most Americans think of their pets as members of their families. But when it comes to disaster preparedness, how many of us have considered how we’ll safeguard our pets? Continue reading
Teenage depression is a serious health concern that can result in long-lasting physical and emotional challenges. Although there’s no sure way to prevent teenage depression, you can take simple steps to make a difference — starting today. Continue reading
Bullying was once considered a childhood rite of passage. Today, however, bullying is recognized as a serious problem. To help your child handle bullying, learn to recognize it — and understand how to respond. Continue reading
Every child grows and develops at his or her own pace. Still, child development tends to follow a fairly predictable path. Find out what language, social, cognitive and physical milestones to expect from ages 2 to 5. Continue reading
Are you dreading the day your maternity leave ends? Don’t despair. Working mothers face many challenges, but with careful planning you can make your transition back to work a smooth one. Continue reading
When your loved one is diagnosed with a mental illness, it can be a scary time for both of you. It’s important to remember that mental illness is treatable and that your support can make a difference in your loved one’s quality of life. Continue reading
An intervention can motivate someone to seek help for alcoholism, drug abuse, eating disorders or other addictive behaviors. Discover when to hold one and how to make it successful. Continue reading
While romance might get a relationship started, good communication keeps it going. These healthy communication habits can help you strengthen your bonds with your spouse. Continue reading
Relationships in stepfamilies can be complicated. When a new stepfamily forms, each family member faces a unique set of challenges and potential sources of stress. Still, it’s possible to build a successful blended family.
Friendships can have a major impact on your health and well-being, but it’s not always easy to build or maintain friendships. Understand the importance of friendships in your life and what you can do to develop and nurture friendships.