‘We’ve been to London, Rome and Lisbon’

My wife and I love to travel. In the five years that we’ve been together, we’ve made many unforgettable memories during our trips abroad. But in July 2021, we took a Greek Isles cruise for my wife’s 49th birthday that truly changed our lives. As we sat in our ocean view cabin, we talked about … Read more

Successful parents do these 3 things with their kids to ‘build their brains,’ says pediatric surgeon

Early childhood is a time of rapid development in the brain. In fact, 90% of a child’s brain growth happens before the age of five – and a large part of it is dependent on their language environment. That’s why frequent, rich “serve-and-return” interactions are critical for brain and social development. Nurturing activities – talking, … Read more

‘She has no ambition’: I make $ 100,000. I’m buying a home before the wedding. My fiancée earns $ 50,000 and has $ 20,000 in student debt. What’s a fair prenup?

I have been in my current relationship for almost three years. I’m a young woman, 41, have a great, stable career and make about $ 100,000 a year. I am ambitious and my prospects have me increasing my income by $ 10,000 every year. I have about $ 140,000 in savings, and no debt. I … Read more

These 7 skills separate successful kids from ‘those who struggle’: Psychologist and parenting expert

When I began my career teaching at-risk children, most of my students lived in poverty, suffered abuse, or were challenged by learning, emotional or physical disabilities. I wanted to find ways to help them succeed. As an educational psychologist, I learned a very important lesson: Thrivers are made, not born. Children need safe, loving and … Read more