What the heck is someone who doesn’t have kids doing writing about this topic? I have NO idea! Yet, I know that it is a dilemma that many of you have. I think that the stress can be alleviated by having open communication. As an observer, I see many families struggling with the negative stuff that happens. What I typically don’t see is them “working” on the relationship so that sticky situations are easier to handle and both parties are seeing it from both sides. I have a friend who told me that she and her dad used to have a “date” once a month. Can you imagine the quality of the relationship if these “dates” start at an early age!? Spending quality time with our loved ones will enhance the communication and the relationship. I can only believe that this will lead to even more joy and less stress. Let me know if you implement this idea and if you agree.