My kids’ dad and I are divorced. They don’t want to go to their father’s house for Christmas, but it is his turn. How do I help them have a good holiday experience?
My daughter is really stressed at her first job. What can I say to help her handle this new reality?
After graduation from college, my daughter told me she no longer believes in God. What can I say to her that will help her think more deeply about this decision?
I know you usually answer questions from parents – but I’m a 14-year-old with a question about my mom. She spends all her time on her phone checking Facebook and Instagram – I’d really like to be able to talk to her without her being distracted. How can I bring this up?
My son came home for the summer after his first year at college, and announced that he was no longer going to attend Mass, including when he is home. How do I talk to him about this without resorting to, “You have to go because I still pay your bills,” which would probably do nothing but lead to resentment?
Our son is constantly disobeying us. The last straw was this week when he gave some friends a ride even though we’ve expressly forbidden it. Grounding hasn't worked, lectures haven’t worked — I’m thinking of having him stand on a corner with a sign the way I’ve seen on Facebook. Is this effective? Is it accountability or shaming?
My adult daughter, who's always been a practicing Catholic, is dating a Muslim man. I just don't see how this can work - how do I react?
During a tour of Ketchikan, Alaska, a Tlingit elder explained how marriage in his culture was changing. Young adults attending university often fell in love with non-Tlingit partners. Given the fluid nature of our global village, many parents are asking themselves: How do we react?