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How to talk your kids about terror: Because you must

Children are exposed to news about the recent NJ-NY explosions and other recent terror events. What lessons will they take from it?

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Helping parents with joint bank accounts

Q. I want to open a bank account with my mother so I can help make sure her bills are paid. Should we be on the same account or are there possible problems I’m not thinking of? Instead of could get online access to her account I guess, but what I could do then would be limited, right?

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Helping mom with money after dad dies

Q. My father never shared the family finances with my mom, and now that he’s died, she doesn’t know what to do. How can I help her? She is 76.

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How to talk to older parents about their finances

Q. My parents are 70 and 72 and they are of sound mind. But they never want to talk about their finances, and I want to make sure they have enough because I can afford to help if they need it. How can I get them to talk?

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More grandparents taking on parental role for grandchildren

Nationwide, there are 2.7 million grandparents raising grandchildren, and about one-fifth have incomes that fall below the poverty line, according to census figures.

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Underage drinking parties – Program seeks to warn parents

A national program, being highlighted in Morris County, emphasizes the consequences for parents and adults who host underage drinking parties.

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Mom’s birthday list goes viral – Have parents just gone too far? – Poll

Here's another frightening reminder that maybe parents have just gotten too over the top with their demands for their kids.

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Do you tend to favor one child over another? (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
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Do you tend to favor one child over another?

It may be normal, but that does not make it ok. When it comes to playing favorites in a household, if a parent aligns him or herself with one child over another, it can disrupt the dynamic of the family.

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When is helping your grown kids not helpful at all?

You see it all the time in New Jersey: baby boomer parents helping their 20-something kids make rent or pay car insurance and credit card bills. Sometimes the parents even buy these grown children cars and condominiums.

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How do you feel about sending your kids back to school?

For some parents, September is the most wonderful time of year. Others dread sending their kids back to school, and wish they could extend the Summer.

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