When it comes to Independence Day in the United States, there are a few quintessential images that come to mind: patriotic parades, fireworks lighting up the night sky, families gathering for barbecues. And then there’s the hot dog eating contest, which has somehow become an iconic event that showcases both the competitive spirit and the love for a uniquely American food. Continue reading →
Part 8: Supporting your LGBTQIA+ Child When Others Won’t
As a good parent, you love your child no matter what, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Watching your child face discrimination and rejection is heartbreaking, and of course you want to protect them from that pain as much as you can. But what happens if that rejection is coming from your child’s other parent? How can you protect your child when the threat is so close to home? If getting full custody of your child, discussed in Parts 6 and 7 , isn’t an option, there are still steps you can take to minimize the damage of their other parent’s rejection. Continue reading →
June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month. Among the many fine ways to introduce kids to the amazing wildlife of our planet is to take them for a mesmerizing trip to the zoo or aquarium. Science is more than just test tubes and rulers. Sometimes, it is good to be reminded of the big picture, the understanding of our existence and life. Funnily enough, that is probably where so many biologists take their first steps into a life of science. In Greensboro, you are in luck as some great options for zoos and aquariums are within reach! Continue reading →
Thanksgiving is always a time of year that I look forward to. Every Thanksgiving my family reconvenes under the same roof to eat amazing food and swap stories. It is a time when you are truly able to slow down and enjoy each other’s company as a prelude to the Christmas season. Continue reading →
“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” – Mary Shelley.
Change can be positive or negative. Everyone will experience it, and everyone grows from it. Divorce and separation are very big changes. For some, it is an upheaval of life itself, and of personal identity. For others, it may be welcome relief. Moving forward after a big change can be difficult, even if positive. While nothing can replace trusted professional care, some tips can help the mind process the change. Continue reading →
Suppose you are separated or divorced, or you have recently retired or been placed on disability, and are the parent of a minor child. If you receive dependent benefits through Social Security or the Veterans Administration, your child support obligation may be reduced or eliminated, provided you are not behind or delinquent on your current court-ordered payments. Continue reading →