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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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 ...
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...
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...
The economic cost of raising kids, among other factors, prevents many people from having a large family, and those who can afford to have multiple kids in an expensive area seem to be using their children as a ...
The number of stay-at-home moms is rising, but many would still like to work. The problem is there are few jobs available that will earn them enough money to pay for daily child care.
Parents say they want their children to be empathetic and considerate of others, but can accidentally send their children the opposite message, leading a majority of youth to believe that personal success is wo...
Birth rates are falling in developed countries around the world, and their economies are following suit.
When the economic recession hit in 2007, many college graduates couldn't find jobs and returned home to save money. The economy is improving, but young adults are still going home — not because they're fa...