Parenting & Relationships

  1. Tell Me About It: Help is needed in parenting deceased brother's son

    Relationships

    Q: After the sudden death of my brother and his wife, I'm the brand-new guardian of my 13-year-old nephew. We're both in therapy to adjust to the changes, and he's is in grief counseling with some other kids, too.

  2. From This Day: Emily Consolino and Justin Hall

    Relationships

    Emily Consolino teared up more than once just recalling how, on the happiest day of her life, her big sister Sara wasn't there.

    When Emily Consolino and Justin Hall were married March 1, 
Emily’s older sister, Sara, was too ill to attend. So they scheduled another photo shoot later so Sara could take part.
  3. When is the right age to get a child a cellphone

    Parenting

    My daughter and I constantly fight the process of growing up. She tries to speed it up, I try to slow it down.

  4. Father and son bond at Rays game

    Parenting

    A no-hitter stands as one of baseball's greatest achievements, but honestly, I can't understand how a game excites fans when no one gets a hit.

    Obviously, it's not my sport.

    Despite a lack of enthusiasm for baseball, Keith Berry enjoys bonding with his son Preston at a Rays game.
  5. Tell Me About It: Good friend has obligation to point out mistakes

    Relationships

    Tell friend she's making mistake, no matter the reaction you'll get

  6. Tell Me About It: Overbearing wife of father-in-law has a right to be called Grandma

    Relationships

    Q: My husband's parents are divorced; both remarried. My mother-in-law's husband is wonderful, but my father-in-law's wife is overbearing. She is very critical of my husband, me, my sister-in-law and her husband.

  7. Beyond Lego, some new building toys

    Parenting

    Building and construction toys have been a fixture in playrooms since, well, forever, and there are several reasons for their enduring appeal. Although Lego and Mega Blox are category stalwarts — Lego celebrates its 82nd birthday this year and has a hit movie in theaters — there are other interesting options …

  8. Tell Me About It: Think it all through before making move

    Relationships

    Take your time and figure things out before making move