Work & Family Life

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

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, January

A Powerful New Way to Raise Today's Children
A powerful new way to raise today's childrenMassive social changes have had a profound effect on family life and parent-child relationships, says parenting expert Ron Taffel, Ph.D., in his new book Childhood Unbound.Among other things, social forces...
Confident Parenting in a Changing World
Are you a post-boomer parent? Pssst, you are - if you were born after 1 964 and your crucial elementary, preteen and adolescent years were from the 1970 s on.During the late seventies and early eighties, a torrent of family and social change took place...
Is a Clinical Trial the Right Choice for Your Relative?
You or an older relative may have been asked to become part of a clinical trial, the scientific term for a research study with human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Clinical trials are required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
Is My Toddler Too Young for a Playdate?
Q My sister-in-law tells me that I should be arranging more playdates for my two-year-old. Do you agree?- J. K., Tampa, FLA Yes, playdates are nice for kids this age, but don't go overboard. Toddler friendships are typically based on families getting...
Staying Healthy during the Flu Season
During the cold-weather months, we all have our favorite germ-fighting strategies. Frequent handwashing and getting a flu shot are on top of most peoples list, and they are a good place to start. Here are some more suggestions - from Parenting.com and...
Studies Report New Benefits of Black Tea
Researchers who have focused on green tea because of its antioxidant benefits are now reporting some interesting findings regarding black tea.It seems that the compounds contained in black tea (theaflavins and thearubigens) do more than contribute to...
Take a Look at Your Own Emotional Intelligence
Workers face competition from every direction these days. We have to keep learning new skills, accept change as a given and roll with the punches. As older workers retire and companies downsize, those who remain must be more accountable.In this environment,...
The Upside of Developing New Habits
We are creatures of habit, to be sure, and that can be a good thing. In fact, brain researchers have discovered an interesting -and surprising - connection between habits and creativity.As science writer Janet RaeDupree explains in The New York Times,...
Tough Economic Times Can Make a Family Stronger
We are all affected in one way or another by the current economic situation. Its a time of uncertainty, and no one knows exactly what the future will bring.Don't underestimate what your children already know or think they know. They've heard the news...
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