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Introducing Your New Comadre, the Family Coach

Submitted by on May 10, 2010 – 4:18 am5 Comments

Oye, familia, spread the word!

We’re happy to announce a new column, Ask the Family Coach. Yes, La Comadre Angelica of ModernFamilia has made herself available to answer your burning questions on raising kids, juggling work and family life, and maintaining a healthy marriage. Que cool for the Tiki Tiki-ers, si?

How? E-mail your questions hoy, ahora, soon to [email protected]

La Comadre Angelica will answer two readers’ questions right here, every other week. And she’ll do it anonymously so no one can say any tiki tiki about you in real life, you know?

So go ahead, find out what La Comadre has to say about your suegra, your moody teenager, your matrimonio apagado, and anything else on family life.

La Comadre welcomes questions from any of the 10 family life areas below. We look forward to your preguntas!

Marriage & Relationship
Making Time for Each Other & Reconnecting
Letting Go of the Pain and the Past

Children
Dealing with Sibling Rivalry
Raising Children with Good Self-Esteem
Avoiding Over-Indulgence
Embracing the Difficult Child
Setting Rules and Disciplining Effectively
Negotiating TV and Video Games Time

Teenagers
Dealing with Technology
Coaching your Teen through College Application
Building Trust and Good Communication with your Teen(s)
Helping your Child Handle Peer Pressure
Embracing your Gay or Lesbian Child
Discussing Sex, Alcohol and Drugs with your Teen

Family Relations
Managing your Self-Absorbed Parent(s)
Dealing with Difficult Extended Family Members
Mending Broken Relationships
Setting Healthy Boundaries
Growing Up as the Adult Child of an Alcoholic

School and Education
Empowering your Children through School Transitions
Raising Confident and Enthusiastic Learners
Empowering your child at school
Deciding: Public vs. Private Schools
Successfully Dealing with your Child’s Learning Disability

Work and Family Life
Balancing Work, Parenting and Marriage
Transitioning Back to Work
Making the Decision to Stay Home
Learning to Take a Few Things Off Your Plate
Entrepreneurship and Parenting

Bicultural Families
Raising Bicultural and Bilingual Children
Negotiating Cultural Values and Beliefs with Your Spouse

Blended Families
Helping Blended Families Come Together as One
Parenting Stepchildren Lovingly

Single-Parenting
Raising Happy and Confident Children as a Single Parent
Dating, Relationships and your Children
Setting Outstanding Goals for Yourself and your Children

Separation, Divorce and Infidelity
Helping Children Adjust to Separation or Divorce
Making the Best of your Visitations with your Child
Getting Along and Respecting your Ex-Partner
Surviving Infidelity and Coming Out Stronger
Taking Care and Well-Being
Healing from the Pain and Moving Forward

La Comadre, Angelica Perez-Litwin, PhD, is the founder and writer of ModernFamilia. She is a Certified Professional Life Coach and has a Family Life Coaching practice. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and over 15 years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist and counselor. La Comadre is a bilingual, Latina, native New Yorker. She lives with her husband and 4 children in New York.

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