Monthly Archives: November 2010

NPR Sibling Segment Estranged Siblings

NPR sibling story #http://www.npr.org/2010/11/25/131590706/siblings-find-support-and-friendship-in-each-other. In the story two siblings are estranged from a difficult childhood and come back together. Did you NOT spend Thanksgiving with your sibling & wonder why ? Find out if you are a “listless” sibling – … Continue reading

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Ten Tips About Succeeding as a Step Grandparent Over The Holidays

Two out of five American families now include a step grandparent. Continue reading

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ABC’s Modern Family in NRP Sibling Series

NPR sibling series spotlights ABC’s Modern Family http://www.npr.org/2010/11/24/131564341/a-modern-family-fueled-by-sibling-fodder with an adult sibling relationship between Claire and Mitchell’s, because of the scraped nerves and half healed wounds grown-up siblings tend to carry around from childhood. This Thanksgiving, if you are Cain … Continue reading

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Siblings Sing The Sounds Tracks to Thanksgiving on NPR

  NPR is highlighting the sibling relationship all this week to help us face Thanksgiving  dinner with our longest deepest relationship  http://www.npr.org/2010/11/18/131432931/the-mix-bands-of-brothers-and-sisters .Tune in and you can hear how siblings can be in harmony and create the sound tracks to … Continue reading

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Dress like Betty Draper but have Don Draper Cook the Turkey

We may want to dress like the Mad Men female cast on Thanksgiving , but do not dish up the turkey like Betty Draper with poor daughter Sally doing all the serving. Show your own children fair-play genderwise and don’t … Continue reading

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Is Your Sister Being Mama Grizzly at Thanksgiving ?

Many family rules are silent.- usually no one writes them down, but they get deeply scrawled in indelible ink on our cerebrum. At times hushed codes are a deadly narrative for “I Hate You” stories. Continue reading

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Parents Can Teach Kids Empathy & Avoid Future Wounds

As Atticus said in To Kill a Mockingbird, you never know another human being until you walk in his shoes. Teach siblings how their behavior affects other siblings to avoid catastrophes in the future. Continue reading

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