Tag Archives: relationships

Should we force our kids to spend time with the grandparents?

My 13-year-old son is more interested in hanging out with his friends and doing other ‘teenager things’ than spending days of one-on-one time with his grandmother. He told us it is just not something he is keen on anymore and we … Continue reading

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200th Ask Dr. Pat Blog! – A thought on Eating Together

Eating as a Family People often ask how they can maintain a strong relationship with kids throughout their lives, perhaps especially during the difficult teenage years. There is no magic answer, no golden rule, all families have a different dynamic. … Continue reading

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My sister is in an abusive marriage, how can I help her?

My sister has a four-year-old daughter and is in a bad marriage. Her husband appears perfectly respectable but he isn’t. I don’t think he actually physically abuses her but there is mental abuse. He is a crude bully and puts … Continue reading

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Is my daughter too young to learn about menstruation?

My six-year-old daughter was with me while I was buying feminine hygiene products. She’s never asked any questions but this time she asked me what the pads were for. Is she too young to know about menstruation? How do I … Continue reading

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