Work & Family Life

Monthly newsletter providing employees with tips to help balance family, social, and working lives.

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 12, December

As Aging Parents Start Needing Us More
Ginger and Max arrived from the airport to meet their sister, Linda, at my office in an assisted living facility. Their father had died unexpectedly, leaving their 88-year-old mother alone in a large house. "We're not prepared to leave Mom on her own,"...
Cut to the Chase.For a Healthy Diet
Loaded with antioxidants. Certified organic. Low sodium. No trans fats.. .and on and on. With all the emphasis on improving the American diet, we are bombarded with buzzwords in our supermarket aisles.And even if we do figure out which foods are the...
Establishing Healthy Eating Habits in Young Children
Establishing healthy eating habits in young childrenPicky eating among toddlers was once considered just a stage. But the latest research shows that millions of children are not outgrowing their early fussiness-and this can lead to unhealthy diets, obesity...
Is Your Child a Fussy Eater? Listen Up
While fussy eating is both common and normal in young children, some to extremes, eating only a few select foods. More typical are kids who will eat chicken nuggets in a restaurant but not at home, who eat fruits but not vegetables, who drink juice but...
Mastering the Art Of.Doing It Now
Do you put off doing things that are really important to you? Do you feel anxious or guilty because you can't get yourself to do what you know you need or really want to do? Is your procrastination driving your family, friends and/or coworkers crazy?...
Seems Upbeat Men Have Reason to Be
A new study has found that optimistic men are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease than men who are less hopeful. The findings were reported in The Archives of Internal Medicine based on a study of 545 Dutch men, ages 64 to 84, over a 15-year...
'Tis the Season To.Part with Old Toys
Q We still have toys in boxes rom last Christmas, and ldren are making a new wish list. Any suggestions for how to get them to part with some of their toys happily?-M.L., Grosse Pointe, MIA Kids don't get as much out of toys when they have too many,...
What about Grown-Ups.And How We Get along with Our Parents
Hello, Arthur. This is your mother. Do you remember me? ... Someday you'll get married and have children of your own and Honey, when you do, I only pray that they'll make you suffer the way you're making me. That's a Mother's Prayer.In "Mother and Son,"...
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