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5 parenting lessons that can be learned from movies

Plenty of good parents have graced the silver screen while teaching invaluable lessons.

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5 parenting lessons from movies

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Some say there aren't enough good parents in the movies. False. Plenty of good parents have graced the silver screen while teaching invaluable lessons. Read more »

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Linda & Richard Eyre: How media could help the family

In Chapter 10 we will look at some of the things that the larger institutions of our society could do (or stop doing) to better support the smallest institution of the family. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Take away the TV, increase your sixth-grader's emotional intelligence

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Preteens who turned off the TV and stepped away from other screens for a few days were much better at reading other people's emotions, according to a new study. They also managed to have fun, the... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Social problems and the decline of family

The clear connection between the decline of families and the world’s social problems cannot be ignored. The trick is figuring out which is the cause and which is the effect. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Lessons learned from the back-to-school nightmare

As I limped down the gym floor in shame and glanced horrified over my shoulder, I know — I just know — behind their forced smiles, both teachers were thinking, “Heaven above,... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Parents: Stop pushing your children to be the best

The old adage of "do your best" has been replaced with the new childhood mantra of "be THE best." Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Parenting advice that changed my life

After I became a mother, I sought the Lord for wisdom. Every. Single. Day. After a few years, I thought I had this mom thing down, but deep inside there was a bit of worry. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Ask Mr. Dad: Handling a child’s back-to-school anxieties

Dear Mr. Dad: School is starting and my 11-year-old daughter is pretty stressed out. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: What do our kids see when they look at us?

We stand three times taller than a typical child. We'd have to cozy up to a mammoth 18 feet tall to get the same feeling. Imagine how tall a chair or a crib would seem. Picture your house as a... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Basic assumptions now under fire

A generation ago, no one would have questioned the premise that the family is the basic unit of society. Today, it is questioned from many sides. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Hey moms: Your neighbor's religion could determine whether you work

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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... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Preparing kids to be kind, strong at school

While I’m prepping my house and brain and closets for the school year, I also like to take time every year to prep my kids for the social component of school. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Let kids play outside alone? It should be a crime, poll says

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Many Americans believe kids as young as 12 need adult supervision if they're going to play in public places, inside or outside, poll says. And a high number would criminalize allowing a 9-year-old... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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10 potential benefits of breast-feeding

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Studies and research alike have found benefits from breast-feeding. Some have disputed them, but here are 10 of those benefits for both kids and mothers. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: How to get twice as much done by cutting your to-do list in half

We are mothers raising children, which puts us in one of the most unpredictable (albeit beautiful) workplaces imaginable. We can’t do everything all at once, but we can empower ourselves by... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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How to miss a childhood: The dangers of paying more attention to your cell phone than your children

Yes, it is the 21st century. Yes, the whole world is online. Yes, the communications for your job are important. Yes, at times you must be readily available. But despite all those factors, you do... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Meaningful family relationships are forged in life's 'village'

If it takes a village to raise a child, then people whom we consider family don't necessarily have to share our DNA. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Who’s winning the war on families?

Even as parents try harder and put forth more effort, raising responsible and values-centered children is getting harder and harder. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Why I don't care whether you breast-feed or bottle-feed

I began my motherhood career absolutely in favor of exclusive breast-feeding. Since becoming a foster and adoptive mother, my opinion has changed. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Real commitment in family can shrink problems

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We tend to undervalue and underestimate commitment. We forget about its pervasive power. When real commitment is felt, and expressed, it has a way of shrinking problems, of making them look... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Balancing Act: Following 7-step path to parenting Zen

If you have school-age children, you probably know that Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits” series has been modified and monetized for youngsters. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Erin Stewart: What not to think when a loved one is battling postpartum depression

In the end, depression will be fought and conquered personally and privately. But that doesn’t mean anyone — mothers, fathers, sons or daughters — should wage the battle alone. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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How to talk to your kids about porn

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Pornography exposure is inevitable in today's sex-saturated society, and experts say the way parents respond to that exposure and communicate with their kids is crucial to their child's — and... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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