AdviceMama

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Member Since October 10, 2010
AdviceMama, Susan Stiffelman, is a licensed and practicing psychotherapist and marriage and family therapist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in developmental psychology and a Master of Arts in clinical psychology. Her book, Parenting Without Power Struggles , is available on Amazon . Sign up to get Susan's free parenting newsletter.
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Answered: My 17-Year-Old Is Drifting Away! What Should I Do?

You're asking one of the most common questions posed by parents of adolescents: Should I accept my teenager's lack of interest in spending time with me and back off entirely, or make a different ...

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It really is a new world when it comes to sorting out cyber-relationships, and your question points to a particularly challenging aspect of this: When is it okay to pass on accepting a friend ...

Answered: Do I Have to Babysit My Sister's Sniffly Kids?

How about buying one of those handheld ultra-violet sterilizing devices, and using it to "disinfect" your nieces and nephews before they enter your house? Just kidding ... I sympathize with ...

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Thanks for your question. In just a few words, you've beautifully summed up what many women -- and men -- long for as their marriages mature; a rekindling of connection, romance and a desire to make ...

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Your stepdaughter is one hurting child. It would be easy to dismiss her actions as simply the out of control behavior of a little girl who needs to be disciplined; I suspect many readers might just ...

Answered: How do you coordinate family gifts?

Once upon a time, the tradition of gift giving was about sharing tokens of affection that were meant to touch the heart of a loved one and express gratitude for their presence. There was -- at least ...

Answered: How Much Is Too Much When It Comes to Homework?

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again: The number one most powerful influence on our children's behavior is how we, ourselves, behave. All the lectures and admonitions in the world pale in ...

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