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Parenting & Relationships

  1. Tell Me About It: There's more to the lesson than vocabulary


    Q: My 10-year-old son has started expressing that he "hates" certain people/kids. How do I go about getting him to stop using that word?

    Hating "Hate"

  2. From This Day: Sheena Swartz and Nick Bentley


    TAMPA — As her father's health worsened, Sheena Swartz widened her search for the perfect wedding gown. She didn't know if he'd live to see her marry Nick Bentley, but she promised that he would see his only child in the dress of her dreams.

    Nick Bentley and Sheena Swartz wed Jan. 24 at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort.
  3. Tell Me About It: Changes in life alter quality of friendship


    Q: Karen and I were best friends, talked every day by phone, e-mail or text. Both divorced with kids and dating online. Sharing stories, experiences, advice. She finally found the man of her dreams, blending their families together.

  4. Tell Me About It: Couple's faux pas causes rift in the family


    Q: Two weeks ago, my sister and brother-in-law said some horrible things about childless people — apparently forgetting that my husband and I, who have no children, were in the same room.

  5. Tell Me About It: Sibling can't fathom sister's grieving process


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    Q: My only sibling and I lost our mom earlier this year to a surprise infection that set in following routine surgery.

  6. Grandparents play vital roles in lives of children, grandchildren

    Life Times

    Grandparents buy children dolls, bake them cookies and take them to the zoo. But, increasingly, grandparents also babysit kids until they're old enough for day care, feed them dinner when their parents have to work late and spend a fortune on their college educations.

    Author Olivia Gentile looks at the new reality of American grandparents.
  7. Tell Me About It: Ultimatum may result in false response


    Q: I've always been confused about the difference between issuing an ultimatum and saying, like, "I can't live with (behavior) any longer, and if it doesn't change or improve, I won't stay." Aren't those kind of the same thing?

  8. Tell Me About It: Couple's registry embarrasses family


    Q: I'm hoping you can calm my panic: I just got the "save the date" for my brother's wedding, and it has directions to their "wedding website" — which is a "fund our honeymoon" page! My parents are backpacking outside of cell service, but I have to imagine if they had known about this they would have said …