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Ex-etiquette: Bride-to-be: 'I don't want his ex near our wedding'

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Q: My fiance would like to invite his ex to our wedding. He feels his ex would like to see their children, ages 18 and 20, dressed up, and thinks it's appropriate that she attend, too. My fiance acts like this is standard practice and is upset that I don't want his ex near our wedding. End the argument, please. What's good ex-etiquette?

A: If ...Read more

Ask Mr. Dad: When to stand up -- and when not to

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Dear Mr. Dad: With all the talk about #MeToo these days, I want to teach my children about the importance of standing up for themselves and what they believe in. When do you think is the right time to start, and how should I do it?

A: Teaching children to stand up for themselves and what they believe in is very important. But although the two ...Read more

Ask Mr. Dad: When — and how — to argue in front of the kids

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Dear Mr. Dad: My wife and I have always had a loud relationship. There's never any physical violence, but we do tend to argue a lot. One recent source of disagreements is whether it's okay to argue in front of our kids, who are 5 and 8. What's your take?

A: Conventional wisdom says that you shouldn't fight in front of your children. Kids may ...Read more

 
 

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