Emily Hales
Emily Hales is an intern for the national edition writing about issues pertaining to families. She is a communications major at Brigham Young University, and has worked for the school newspaper The Universe.

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Studies have found that parents who aren't native speakers of the majority language in their community should still talk to their child in whatever language they know best.
The falling birth rate in the United States may not be an indication that people don't want to have children, rather, it's a sign that they don't believe they can.
Very few states have laws in place covering online estate planning, or how digital assets are handled after a person dies, and privacy laws make it difficult to gain access to online information. A recently dra...
In a study that examined how well employers in various states protected working fathers and mothers, most states didn't score very well. Few states have generous policies that allow moms and dads to take care o...
Parents need to be careful with their children these days—not for the safety of the children, but for the well-being of the parent. More parents are facing arrests and court battles for leaving children a...
Physical touch has been shown to relieve stress and build emotional bonds, and organizations around the country are stepping up to fulfill that need. Cuddle parties aren't new, but they continue to gain popular...
For some American children, the struggles of adolescence are more serious than high school drama and hormones. Depression poses a serious health risk for a growing number of teens and should be treated like an ...
Proponents of public breastfeeding are taking action to protect their rights to feed their children, protesting against businesses that ask women to cover up or leave.
Although research says women are more successful economically and socially when they put off marriage, a small group of millennial women is bucking the trend with the idea that marriage is just as important as ...
Teenagers and young adults are coming of age in a time of economic insecurity and social unrest, creating a feeling of resentment toward the government that could have negative consequences for the future of bo...