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Motherhood Matters: Three books that changed my life this year

I thought Id take this opportunity to share three fantastic books that are well worth the read.

Obtaining driver's license a rite of passage that eludes most teens in Utah foster care system

Less than 2 percent of Utah teens in the state foster care system are able to obtain driver's licenses. Foster teens and the Division of Child and Family Services are asking lawmakers to consider a... Read more »

14 hours ago

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Which language should bilingual parents teach their children? Research says both

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Recent research studies and experts suggest that teaching your child two languages will enhances his or her brain development. Read more »

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In the Whirled: 9 tips for survival parenting

Every parent knows that sometimes, especially in those early years, you are battling extreme conditions. For all you parents still in the throes of survival mode, here are nine tips for survival... Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

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Book review: 'How to Hug a Hedgehog' empowers parents to help teens

Parenting teenagers can be tricky, but Brad Wilcox and Jerrick Robbins offer some valuable insights to help reduce the pitfalls of parent-teen relationships and other situations. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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The 'boo' stops here!

I had finally figured out how to work the "boo" system until my husband intervened. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Do we teach our kids joy, or do they teach us?

Through the years, we have thought a great deal about joy. One of the things we have concluded is that the greatest joys of all come in and through and because of families. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Playing favorites can increase the chance a child will use drugs and alcohol

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Children who feel like they're not the favorite sibling are more likely to abuse substances if they grow up in families low on warmth and interaction, according to a new study from Brigham Young... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Chris and Sally Mart create a refuge for children, build a family

Chris and Sally Mart have adopted 17 children over the years, and most require constant attention Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Why we should nurture wonder

I believe in keeping our children young as long as we can. There's no need to hurry up the maturity. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: It's not overpopulation that threatens the developed world

Many of us grew up hearing warnings about overpopulation — the crowding, the depleting of resources, the pollution and the inability of the earth to sustain so many people. But things change. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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What parents need to know about 'unrated' DVDs

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Unrated DVDs and Blu-rays have become a popular part of the home video market. Parents should be aware of the content and definitions of unrated DVDs so they can make better movie viewing decisions... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Erin Stewart: The key to happy family home evenings

As a mother, I find myself in charge of corralling the troops for our weekly night together and I have learned a lot along the way about what family home evening should and shouldn’t be. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Parent education expert Janet Lansbury to visit Salt Lake

Author, educator and child-care professional Janet Lansbury will speak Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Saint Sophia School, 5341 S. Highland Drive. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: Everyone is a critic, and that's too many

They say, “Everyone's a critic.” If that is the case, there are a lot of critics in the world. And if each of those critics were to pronounce their opinion two to three times a day,... Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Davis School District parent seminars address suicide, bullying

Suicide, substance abuse, bullying and Internet safety are being addressed in seven parent seminars scheduled in the Davis School District. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Trick or Peeps! Holiday creep extends to Halloween

Holiday creep, it seems, is here to stay, and it's spookier than it used to be. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Sticking to the plan and running my own race

After years of relying on others to carry me to the finish line of the St. George Marathon, this year, I decided to run my own race. By sticking to my plan and staying on pace, I was able to better... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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Erin Stewart: How to raise kids who don't give up

Children with a "growth mindset" persist in tough situations because they value learning over appearing smart. Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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The Clean Cut: Elderly woman honored by high school students with big surprise

For the last seven years, high school students walking to Highland Secondary School in Comox, British Columbia, have been able to count on one person to brighten their day. On Valentine’s Day... Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: 7 things every family should consider when formulating a media plan

As the first generation of parents to deal with this type of pervasive technology in our homes and our lives, how can we even know what constitutes a good balance or if we are doing the right thing... Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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CEO resigns after receiving a heartbreaking letter from his daughter, bringing awareness to workaholism

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What is the worth of family time? The former CEO of PIMCO, a trillion-dollar company, suggests that family time is priceless. Read more »

Oct. 3, 2014

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'Don't Be a Monster' campaign gets help from local haunted house

A national anti-bullying campaign makes a stop in Utah with the help of Nightmare on 13th haunted house. Read more »

Oct. 2, 2014

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Whooping cough is making a comeback — Here's why

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Whooping cough, measles and other preventable vaccines are making a comeback, thanks to an anti-vaccine movement whose members might surprise you. Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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Erin Stewart: What my husband has taught me about parenting

But now, after years of (mostly successful) co-parenting, I don’t just tolerate my husband’s very male style of parenting, but appreciate all it has taught me. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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