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Linda & Richard Eyre: Why you don't want your marriage to be conflict-free

There are three kinds of marriage that are completely conflict-free, and you wouldn't want any of them.

'Project Almanac': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Project Almanac." Read more »

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Southern California conference addresses 'why marriage and family matter'

The first Home Truths Conference hosted by the Institute for Family Studies and The Wheatley Institution was held Saturday, Jan. 24, in Anaheim, California. Read more »

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Just because your child is struggling doesn't mean you're not a good parent

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Parents read to their kids, monitor their screen time and engage them in extracurricular activities, but poverty is a tricky challenge to overcome, according to a briefing paper released Wednesday... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding — an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: What do you focus on?

We can find beauty and happiness in just about any situation if we look hard enough. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Dear Dad, you’re doing it all wrong (a letter to myself)

Dad, your kids don’t need you to help them live the fullest life; they need you to help them find the deepest life. You don’t have to show them the world; you just have to listen to the... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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The winter months are not for slowing down

Winter has a way of slowing people down when it comes to physical activity. For some reason, kids never seem to get the memo. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Don't cheat, kids: Use NFL's 'deflategate' to discuss honesty

In school, work, even on the playground, the integrity score is more integral than the outcome. And if our children leave home knowing nothing but that, they're bound to find success. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Book review: Young widow's memoir presents a poignant look at overcoming grief

Ashlee Birk was left a widow after the murder of her husband and a single mother to five children at the age of 28 without any forewarning. It left her world seemingly shattered. Birk began to... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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One more way celebrity moms are just like the rest of us

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Celebrity moms Amanda Peet and Zoe Saldana have publicly discussed their breastfeeding difficulties, calling attention to the fact that breastfeeding challenges are not uncommon. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Reader voices: The loss of a dog

I thought I was protecting my children by lying about the death of our dog. Turns out, the truth provides the most peace. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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ValueSpeak: Being engaged as a parent

There were pressures, deadlines and hard decisions to make. But for two hours at least, Nile was there for his daughter, right when she needed him. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Child adversity, mental health challenge may speed up physical aging process

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Researchers have found that children who experienced childhood adversity or suffered psychiatric disorders when young may age faster at a cellular level. The stress is also linked to health... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Va. Senate panel rejects adoption by unmarried gay couples

A Virginia Senate committee has rejected a proposal to provide adoption rights to unmarried gay couples. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Scholars to discuss vital roles of marriage, family at Home Truths conference

The Wheatley Institution of Brigham Young University will partner with the Institute for Family Studies to host the first Home Truths conference Saturday, Jan. 24, where scholars will discuss the... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Young adults prefer to share chores and child-rearing, but it may require support from this unlikely place

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Most young men and women would like to balance work and family responsibility equitably, according to a study in the American Sociological Review. But doing so may require supportive workplace... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Does taking advantage of family leave benefits hurt your reputation at work?

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President Obama advocated for family friendly workplace policies such as parental leave and paid sick leave in his recent State of the Union address. But often, workers who actually take advantage... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Even kids sometimes wonder who their ancestors are — and what do they look like?

A recent trip to the urgent care doctor's office got my daughter thinking about life, death — and family history. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: To grouchy moms everywhere

For several years now, I’ve been trying to live under the guise that I’m one of those fantastic moms whose entire life is made up of silver linings. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Cut the cost of child care: Saving tips for parents who use day care

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Many families are shocked when they learn how expensive childcare can be. But knowing a few cost-cutting strategies can help keep down the expense. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Smartphone apps that can help stressed teens

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New tech tools can help teens cope with stress, using what is often a teen’s favorite possession: a smartphone. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: New Year’s resolution No. 3: A yearlong focus on Jesus

A study of Christ can be approached as a resolution of the mind and as an attempt to model our thoughts more closely on the nature and personality of Jesus. This is often useful and appealing even... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Want your child to eat more fruits and veggies? Here's how

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New research finds that waiting until after recess to feed students can increases a their fruit and veggie intake by about 54 percent. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Why it's important to be sensitive to your child's needs

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A new study explains why parents should make sensitivity a focus during a child's early developmental years. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2015

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Student testing: Deciding when enough is enough

Do students take too many tests? Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

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