Family Reunions

GUESTS: Susan Newman Social Psychologist Author, Little Things Shared: Lasting Connections Between Family and Friends [Crown Publishing, 1998] Tom Ninkovich Author, Family Reunion Handbook: A Guide for Reunion Planners [Reunion Research, 1998] Publisher, Fun & Games for Family Gatherings [Reunion Research, 1996] Ione Vargus Chair, Family Reunion Institute, Temple University Professor Emerita, Temple University When was the last time you saw your grandmother, held your cousin's baby, or checked out your niece's new boyfriend? Summer is the time many families get together en masse to catch up and reconnect. Meeting with old and new relatives can be an interesting and revealing experience. But successful reunions take lots of work, and preparations can be exhausting and stressful.

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