Work & Family Life

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

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 1, January

Can Siblings Share the Care of Their Older Relatives?
Is blood really thicker than water? If one situation tested the truth of that statement it would be when you and your siblings assume the responsibility of caring for your aging relatives. Why do brothers and sisters-the people you've known all your...
Do Cell Phones Really Cause Car Accidents?
Does the risk of talking on a cell phone while you're driving outweigh the safety of having a phone in your vehicle? The jury is still out on this question. But here's what several studies on the subject have reported. In The New England Journal ofMedicine,...
Fair Means Equal, Right? Wrong
Many parents believe that being fair means everything is equal. We think that if we treat all children the same, they will eventually stop arguing about who got more, who gets to go first, or who's the favorite. The trouble is, they won't--probably not...
Helping Kids Deal with the Inevitable Losses in Their Lives
All children experience loss, whether it's the death of a beloved family member, a divorce, or saying goodbye to an adored pet. As much as we'd like to, we can't shield our children from pain, but we can help them bounce back by providing consolation,...
Letting 'Buddy Power' Work for You
The workplace gives us wonderful opportunities to get to know and become friends with people we might otherwise never meet. "Last year I worked on a project that took me to another country for a few days every month," says Alice, a vice president for...
'My Nose Is Too Big' and Other Teenage Worries
My 15-year-old daughter hates the way she looks. She thinks her nose is too big, her hair is all wrong and lately she's been complaining that she's fat, which she is not. Nothing I say seems to work. Any suggestions? -P.S., Tucson, Arizona Current standards...
Now's the Time to Create New Family Bonds
Families these days are a wonderfully messy arrangement. They don't come together or stay together easily. Relationships overlap, underlie, support and oppose each other. And, like the world itself, families are renewed by each new baby. There's a lot...
What Makes Tea Such a Healthy Choice
There's been a lot in the news about the health benefits of tea against major illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. If you haven't sorted out which of the teas work best-and why--@here's what we've learned: THE REPORTED HEALTH BENEFITS are associated...
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