It’s one of the hardest conversations people ever have with a family member. And the temptation to put it off often makes it all the more difficult, says Nancy Fiedelman, who has dedicated her career to helping families get those conversations right.
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Giselle Sterling and her father, Nelson, both served in the Marines — she in Afghanistan, he in Vietnam. They’re only now beginning to talk to each other about the experience of war, and what it’s done to their long-term pictures of themselves.
With about 7 million Americans caring for a loved one from afar, we got advice about facing the challenges of remote caregiving.
MPR News reached out to parents and to teachers in the Public Insight Network to find out how the Newtown, CT school shooting has affected how they interact with kids at home and in the classroom. Reporter Elizabeth Dunbar curated their responses, which reveal resilience, respect, and both children and adults grappling with events beyond comprehension. Read the reflections from parents and teachers at mprnews.org.
Do you have children at or near the ages of the victims in Newtown? Have they experienced the kind of loss that might inform a conversation about the Connecticut tragedy?
“What our relationship would have become if things had worked out, or if the divorce had come later, I can never know.” Christopher Fleming writes. “But what I do know is that each breath shared with Jacob is a chance to get better together.”
Maren and Scott Christenson discussed tax policy on their first date. They didn’t agree. They still don’t — on that issue and so many others. How do they make it work?
Parents share the ways they’re integrating their childhood traditions with those of their friends, neighbors and communities to create a wholly American Ramadan for their kids: one that reflects the melding of cultures, tastes and faith in their lives.
Parents are making some tough choices about whether to let their kids participate in sports. And there are no set rules about how young is too young to play contact sports, what kind of game play is too dangerous, or how many concussions are too many.
If you’re the first generation to be born in the United States, how do your parents define success for you?