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Save Your Girls from “Girls” – Over Hyping Lena Dunham

I was really looking forward to “Girls,” the highly touted new HBO series created by Lena Dunham, whose quirky independent film  Tiny Pictures won raves from the critics and charmed me, too; although I thought the praise for the picture was a bit  overblown, I wanted to love the show.  But it turns out that […]

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What, Me Worry?

Worrying too much about your grown kids can be damaging to your relationships, but it’s undeniable, given the changed relationship between the generations.

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Cutting Loose

Getting a phone that’s smarter than I am is one thing – cutting my landline is a lot harder!

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Connect with the Coach: One Session, One Hour, One Hundred Dollars

Connect with Jane Adams PhD, nationally known post-parent coach, for a one-time private coaching session – one hundred dollars for the most valuable hour of your life.

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HOW TO TELL THE PARENT FROM THE (ADULT ) CHILD

THE NEW GENERATION GAP

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WORKSHOP FOR COACHES, THERAPISTS, COUNSELORS

September 2011, NY AREA workshop for personal coaches, counselors, therapists whose clients have issues dealing with their grown children.

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DIVORCE IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS: MANAGING CHANGE IN CHALLENGING TIMES

The end of a marriage changes both the family and the family business. While your immediate goal may be surviving divorce without losing what you’ve spent years building, it’s equally important to consider how what seems like a private, personal event causes shifts and tremors in so many other key relationships.  Many people besides you […]

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It’s Just a Stage They’re Going Through: Aren’t We All?

The blogosphere is buzzing about  “What Is It About  20-Somethings?”, a widely covered recent New York Times Magazine piece. For their baby boomer parents, the answer to the title query is  reassuringly familiar  – It’s just a stage they’re going through. A new one, brought on by a cluster of factors including the economy and […]

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THE REST IS UP TO THEM

Graduation has come and gone, and the  parents of the Class of 2010  are proud,  broke and glad it’s over. They have agendas they want to get back to, the second half of their lives to invent –  the part where they’re not old yet, just older. Well, don’t get too excited – it ain’t […]

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Why Family Businesses Need a Boundary Statement

Many family businesses have mission statements that clarify their values, goals and principles. But few have a boundary statement, which is even more important to the operation, profitability, reputation and stakeholder satisfaction of a family-owned enterprise. A boundary statement sets out the lines, or boundary, between the business and the family. It protects both from […]