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Feb01
How to Gender-Neutral Parent in a Family of Bias

How to Gender-Neutral Parent in a Family of Bias

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A mom is very concerned about how her in-laws are subtly and overtly treating her toddler son vis-a-vis his female toddler cousin, which is dripping in gender-bias. She needs advice on how to handle this tricky family situation.

Jan08
Families, Pregnancy & WAY TOO MUCH ADVICE

Families, Pregnancy & WAY TOO MUCH ADVICE

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An expectant mom is experiencing high anxiety from the extraordinary amount of very detailed and unsolicited advice she is getting from her mother and in-laws so early in her pregnancy. She needs help setting boundaries.

Nov30
Full-Time Grandma Is a Full-Time Problem

Full-Time Grandma Is a Full-Time Problem

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A step-dad turns to us looking for help on a tricky situation with his partner’s mother and how she is influencing her grandchild, and not in a good way.

Nov13
The Gift That Keeps On Giving: In-Law Drama

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: In-Law Drama

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A mom is stuck in an protracted awkward family situation with a sister-in-law who is holding an unreasonable grudge. What should she do to make future family gatherings tolerable?

Oct30
Co-Parenting With a Mother-in-Law

Co-Parenting With a Mother-in-Law

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Family history means that I’m now a step-mother and effectively co-parenting with my mother-in-law instead of an ex-wife. I want to improve that relationship for many reasons. Please help.

Sep14
Toxic Families, Secret Pregnancies & Starting Over

Toxic Families, Secret Pregnancies & Starting Over

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Now that she’s expecting, a mom-to-be needs advice on how to maintain her relationship with one family member given that she has cut ties with all the rest of the toxic family.

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