Work & Family Life

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 3, March

A New Kind of Attorney Can Help with Elder Issues
Elder Issues If arrangements are being made for your dad to go into a nursing home, chances are a family lawyer might tell you that, in order to qualify for Medicaid, your dad's assets, including his home, would need to be close to the poverty level....
Don't Let Your Own Words Come Back to Haunt You
We would all like to think that, at the workplace at least, we are judged by our skills and abilities and by our individual contributions to the organization. And, to some degree, we are, of course-but it's not that simple. We are also judged by intangibles....
Empathy, a Key Ingredient of Morality.For All of Us
It's increasingly apparent that a number of children, as well as adults, are in serious trouble because they've never acquired moral intelligence. This is the capacity to understand right from wrong; it means to have strong ethical convictions and to...
Smart New Rules for Your Kids' Safety
Q I've heard there's new advice for children that goes well beyond "don't talk to strangers." I would like this information. -V.S., Los Angeles A "Don't talk to strangers" has little value if the stranger happens to be a friendly man asking for help...
Social Skills for Teenagers.And Children of All Ages
Whether our children are 5 or 15, part of our job as parents is to show them how not to feel defeated by their shortcomings, whether it's a learning disability, social awkwardness, limited ability in athletics, imperfections in their physical appearance...
Sounds like 'Berries a Day Keeps Doctor Away'
A Healthy You Berry fruits have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. Now we're hearing that berries may help ward off high blood pressure and cancer and that blueberries, in particular, may improve the brain's functioning and reduce...
Who Says Modern Dads Have Gone Too Soft?
Guys mostly, according to a national survey conducted by American Demographics and the research firm Taylor Nelson Sofres. About 30 percent of men and 17 percent of women surveyed said that dads these days are "too soft" and that they should act more...
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