Grow Up!

  “Grow up!” Have you ever said those words to your kids? (Or your spouse? That could be trouble!) Is there a moment or event that happens — paying your first bill, filing taxes for the first time, getting married, having your first child...

Who’s Winning? No One!

  By Melanie Austin, M.D., Pediatric Alliance — Bloomfield     I just had a lovely stay-cation. As part of my well-earned break I went to the movies with friends. We saw Bad Moms. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. It’s...

Are Things Better Off Or Worse?

Are you better off today than you were yesterday? Are you doing better this year than you were at this time last year? Would you rate your quality of life, income, and health as better than your parents when they were your age? How about your kids? Think back to when...

The College Advisor

It’s a small study, but the conclusions do not surprise: Researcher Holly Schiffrin from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia found so-called helicopter parenting negatively affected college students by undermining their need to feel autonomous and...

College Advisor: Helicopter Parents

Barry Glassner, president of Lewis and Clark College, observes in Sunday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: When the presidents of colleges and universities talk privately at this time of year, a popular topic is how to handle “helicopter parents.” We muse...