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The Long and Short of Long-Distance Caregiving

If you are living an hour or more away from a person who needs your help, you’re a long-distance caregiver. Here are tips on how you can do more -- even when you're far away.

What to Do When Your Child Is Bullied

As parents in today's ever-changing world, we have many concerns for our children. One of these is bullying. Fortunately, by being aware of the warning signs, we can intervene to help our children. This is important because most children will not report bullying. This is due to fears of retaliation and not wanting to be seen as a "tattletale." As a parent you have a key role in preventing and reporting bullying. You can teach your child nonviolent ways of dealing with bullies.

What to Tell Kids About Disturbing News Stories

News gleaned from TV, social media or news sites can be a positive educational experience for kids. But when the images are violent or the stories touch on disturbing topics, problems can arise. Here's how to help kids put frightening information into a reasonable context.

Coping with Family Changes During the Holidays

For most people, spending time with family is their favorite part of the holidays -- and also the most stressful part of the holidays. One thing we can count on in our families is change. Many of these changes, whether they are joyful or sorrowful, can add additional challenges to the holiday season. Here are a few ideas for coping with family changes during the holidays.

What You Should Know About Family Violence

Family violence often goes unreported. Often, victims feel ashamed about what's happened or hopeless about improving their situation. In the meantime, family members suffer. Family violence often results in physical suffering, emotional pain and economic loss. Learning about it can help.

Frontline Supervisor: How Family Violence Affects the Workplace

Q. I always thought that family violence was almost exclusively a behind-closed-doors phenomenon and that the workplace was simply not in the picture. Is family violence something employers really need to be concerned with as a business matter?

Family History and Your Risk of Disease
Did you know that your family history might be one of the strongest influences on your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer? Even though you cannot change your genetic makeup, knowing your family history can help you reduce your risk of developing health problems.
The Facts About Autism Spectrum Disorder

Every year, more and more children are diagnosed with autism and many of us whose families are affected by autism begin to assume that everyone knows the facts about it. The truth is, there are still many misconceptions about autism and those who are affected by it. Here is some basic information about autism spectrum disorder.  

The Sandwich Generation: How to Lessen the Stress
Sandwich generation caregivers tend to work late, have to take off early and are frequently interrupted by calls from medical personnel or those in their care. The stress leads them to exhaustion and the mental, emotional and physical problems that follow. Here are tips for relieving the stress.
Coping with Family Changes During the Holidays
For most people, spending time with family is their favorite part of the holidays and also the most stressful part of the holidays. One thing we can count on in our families is change.
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