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Parenting Adult Children Part Two

The Art of Premium Parenting, Part 2: Should You Keep Your Mouth Shut and Your Wallet Open? In Part I of Premium Parenting, I promised you I’d suggest possible answers to the thorny issues facing Premium Parents. I’m here to deliver on my promise. However, first, a little patience because I want to begin with a real story that happened to a friend of mine. It’s a great

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Parenting Adult Children Part One

The Art of Premium Parenting, Part 1:  Should You Keep Your Mouth Shut and Your Wallet Open? To set the stage for our upcoming blogs on premium parenting and grandparenting, let me share with you my parenting/grandparenting credentials: 1.  Deborah and I are the proud parents of 4 married children, 3 daughters and a son, ranging in age from 30 to 36. 2.  Each of our

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A Letter To My Adult Children

Here’s How You Can Take Care of Me: A Letter to My Adult Children August 12, 2018 (6 days before my 72nd birthday) Dear Elycia, Shayna, Aaron, and Ilana, This is not a letter I particularly want to write, but it’s one that needs to be written.  I’ll leave it up to Mom to write one if she’s so inclined. You guys know all too well

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Adventure Travel for Seniors, Part 3

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp – Is Adventure Travel for You? Part III:  Warmer than a Witch’s Tit and Cleaner Than a Pig in Shit   Okay, so you decided to choose adventure over comfort, to forgo a jacuzzi and sauna for the hard-earned sweat and challenge of a high-altitude trek.   Good for you! And as a side benefit, you’ll earn bragging rights

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Adventure Travel for Seniors, Part 2

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp – Is Adventure Travel for You? Part II:  Group or Solo Travel Let’s say – theoretically -that the youthful adventures you once dreamt about have been “responsibly and conveniently” forgotten since you became an adult. (Come on! Does a mature individual live his life like Don Quixote or Walter Mitty?) And now, at 60 +, freed from the financial

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Adventure Travel for Seniors, Part 1

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp – Is Adventure Travel for You? Part I I’m old fashioned.  I still believe that the most cherished things in life are what we sweat for, like love, health, happiness, and beauty. Nope! Bad metaphor when talking aboutthe Everest Base Camp (17,550 feet/5350 meters).  At minus 20, you don’t want sweat. The climbing’s a challenge, the altitude’s a challenge,

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60+ Life Hacks for Seniors Part Two

Since you’re a Premium or a Very-Alive-and-Relevant-60+, I’m sure you remember the first 26 Life Hacks from Part 1. Here is the continuation of our list on how to get smarter, healthier, and happier, and live the premium lifestyle you deserve! BTW, if you’re not yet familiar with the term Life Hack, it’s a shortcut, trick, or strategy designed to achieve maximum success. Behind every life

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60+ Life Hacks for Seniors Part One

How to Get Smarter, Healthier, and Happier, and Live the Premium Lifestyle You Deserve Today, I decided to break the rules.  It’s one of the prerogatives of being a Premium – not needing to be a good boy. I’m going to start with a poetry slam on the experience of aging. It has nothing to do with the title of this blog. It’s just that

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Ten Things Never to Do in a Marriage

DON’T TAKE YOUR PARTNER FOR GRANTED DON’T MIND-READ DON’T BLAME DON’T PLAY SHRINK DON’T SAY YES WHEN YOU MEAN NO DON’T USE SILENCE AS A WEAPON DON’T ACT OUT DON’T THREATEN DON’T DISCOUNT DON’T TRIANGULATE 1. DON’T TAKE YOUR PARTNER FOR GRANTED. Think about this question for a moment. Are you as polite, kind and considerate to your partner as you are to a casual

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Dr. Tobin Talks to Parents About Drugs: Part One

BACKGROUND Before we talk about the specifics of teenage drug use let me first mention the obvious. General drug use and/or abuse are an accepted part of our society. Hardly anyone questions the basic assumption that you take drugs to reduce tension, to lose weight, to concentrate, to get rid of a headache, to feel sociable, to sleep better, to kill a cold, etc., etc.,

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Articles by Michael Tobin
Dr. Michael Tobin has been a psychologist for forty-seven years specializing in couple and family therapy. He co-founded a theater company that performed vignettes on family and marital issues, which he co-wrote. These plays were performed over 100 times. He is the co-founder of www.wholefamily.com, an award winning website that focuses on how to solve typical marital and family challenges.