As if you needed even more tension between you and the in-laws...When kids come along, so does the advice - many times, unwanted - from in-laws and other relatives. How do you keep the peace and adhere to your own child-rearing principles when your pushy relatives have their own ideas about raising kids? Parents rank different beliefs - whether religious, punishment-related, or about money or gifts - as major conflicts with family... Read More
For many couples this isn't a problem at least not at the beginning of the relationship but when children come along difficulties with partners' families often crop up.
Difficult decisions have to be made about parenting and a competition between 'my family' and 'your family' can arise. Often each of you wants to raise the children in the same way as you were brought you up. It is important to remember that grandparents can be a... Read More
They're comedians' punchlines, the subject of country music songs and a giant pain in your butt - but they don't have to be. We're talking about your mate's parents - the in-laws. There's a stereotype that in-laws cannot and will not ever get along, but it's actually possible not only to get along, but also to love your mate's family. If it's early in the relationship, there's good news. You'll have plenty of time to get used to... Read More