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Dear LK: My dad's wife died and he won't leave the house
Psychotherapist David Defoe offers advice to a letter writer who is concerned about how to help their grieving father.
What to do when driving during flood conditions
Hurricane Ian is rapidly intensifying, and with that there are predicted storm surges of up to 18 feet. We'll walk you through how you can to stay safe during heavy rain on the road.
When something feels personal, here's how to cope
It can be destabilizing when we hear a comment that feels like a personal attack. But instead of getting too lost in rumination and hurt, there are ways to slow down and gain clarity. On this episode of Life Kit, tips on how to cope when things feel personal.
When it comes to parenting, lead with connection
Psychologist Becky Kennedy, author of the new book "Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be," urges parents to spend more time raising thoughtful humans instead of fixing their behavior.
Dear LK: My parents ran a background check on my boyfriend
A daughter tries to rebuild trust with her parents after they secretly ran a background check on her boyfriend. Therapist and author Nedra Glover Tawwab shares insight on how to move forward.
How much water does your body really need?
Experts bust myths about hydration, from drinking eight glasses of water a day to using the color of your pee as an indicator for dehydration.