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Mar16
What to Do When Grandparents Play Favorites

What to Do When Grandparents Play Favorites

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Grandma is playing favorite amongst the cousins when it comes to gifts but addressing the issue is not as straightforward as you would think.

Feb15
Update On: The Homeless In-Laws

Update On: The Homeless In-Laws

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An update from a letter writer on a particularly hairy and sticky family situation and lessons learned for the future.

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.

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.

Oct19
A Post-Childbirth Childcare Dilemma

A Post-Childbirth Childcare Dilemma

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Expectant parents are debating how to handle childcare arrangements for their toddler when they’re in the hospital for childbirth. They’re at a stalemate over grandparent childcare.

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