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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Religious values in a community might be able to influence whether or not a woman works, regardless of her own religious leanings, showing how powerful moral communities can be on individual decisions.
Weddings are more expensive than ever, but they don't need to be. Guests and the bridal party can work together to make weddings less of a hassle and more of a pleasant memory
Kids love to be the best, but putting too much of an emphasis on winning can lead to kids wanting to succeed whatever the cost. How can children learn to compete in a way that prepares them for the real world w...
Struggling couples may not need to visit a marriage counselor to fix their problems. Little gestures of love can go a long way in creating intimacy and establishing a more stable connection, according to a gove...
From Homer Simpson to Modern Family's Phil Dunphy, incompetent fathers are everywhere in the entertainment and media industries. Cheerios' new ad campaign wants to change that.
Working the standard 40-hour week isn't enough for many employers, who expect workers to spend an extensive amount of time in the office, at the expense of family time.
As divorce rates remain high and marriage rates remain low, one solution that has been proposed is a marriage trial run. If one of the spouses isn't satisfied after two years of marriage, the marriage ends.
One of the reasons rates of childhood obesity are so high in the United States might be because children and parents don't recognize the kids are overweight.
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.
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.