How children benefit from knowing their roots

Research is increasingly demonstrating that children benefit greatly from being deeply embedded in knowledge about their family roots. The more children are familiar with their family history, the stronger their sense of control over their lives, the higher their...

Frozen Embryos and the Price of Life in Modern World

As technological advances offer more and more options for families on how to bring a child into the world, a new area of challenges is emerging for couples and families. What does one do with frozen embryos once they are no longer medically needed? What options are...

“My Motherless Mother”

“I need to talk to you,” my 90-year-old mother announced in a stern tone usually reserved for reprimanding a child.Visiting her in Florida, I noticed increasing balance problems and short-term memory lapses, early signs of Lewy body dementia. She perched on the bench...

Inherited Family Trauma

“Emerging trends in psychotherapy are now beginning to point beyond the traumas of the individual to include traumatic events in the family and social history as a part of the whole picture. Tragedies varying in type and intensity—such as abandonment, suicide...

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