Marriage & Parenting
I have a pretty good sense of how to nurture my children, but some circumstances catch me off guard.
More time spent parenting doesn’t necessarily lead to better outcomes for children, according to a recent study. Read more »
Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now... Read more »
Just being aware of time passing isn’t enough. I need to be doing it differently, not just thinking about it differently. Living it more, not dwelling on it more. I’m a father who needs... Read more »
A Yale researcher has found seven barriers to including fathers in parenting programs. Leaving them out is bad news for children, according to studies. Read more »
“Marriage is hard.” I had heard that statement all my life. But I suppose because I was young and my head was full of qualities that I just knew I’d find in a spouse, I never... Read more »
Women from the organization Big Ocean Women defended motherhood and promoted families at the United Nations in New York City last week. Read more »
A couple of generations ago, 45-year-olds thought a lot about their next 20 years and asked how they would make it the most full and productive time of their lives. Today, it's 65-year-olds who can... Read more »
A small but growing number of parents are bucking a trend when it comes to raising their kids: Rather than move to suburbs as their parents once did, many are opting to stay in or near downtown. Read more »
Who needs soil to sow a sustainable garden? You can cultivate plants in mid-air, float them in mineral-enriched water or add nutrients for an organic harvest by using your own fish for the fertilizer. Read more »
Although watching your child face unkindness from his or her peers can be heartbreaking, there are ways that we can help them navigate the harsh realities of the world. Read more »
From potty breaks to runaway kids, shopping is just one of the pre-mommy pleasures I have bid farewell. Read more »
When her roof started collapsing during the cyclone, Christine Iakangem felt she had no choice but to grab her 1-week-old baby Angeline and start running. Read more »
As different as people are in their ideologies and worldviews, they are all basically the same when it comes to their families, particularly their hopes, dreams, worries and concerns for their... Read more »
Ganna Walska, a wealthy Polish opera singer, created the Lotusland garden in her own likeness — beautiful, eccentric, intelligent, quixotic, romantic, spiritual — on a private estate... Read more »
These are just 20 things I won’t regret doing with my kids. Simple things, really. Read more »
My wife and I have five kids, five unique, amazing little kids. We love eating out. We love going to the beach. We love being in public. Almost every time we’re out, we get asked, “Are... Read more »
Rather than relying on tough guy tactics, FBI agents rely on the power of persuasion to achieve subtle influence and defuse confrontation. Read more »
Tony Duran was 17 when he became a dad, too scared to do much with the baby because it seemed so tiny. But in a recent parenting class at the Utah State Prison, he's stroking the cheek of his... Read more »
Giving birth to her first child — and watching her husband tend to their daughter — made Kelly Clarkson realize how much her father wasn't around when she was growing up. Read more »
The majority of U.S. adults, including young adults, believe that sometimes spanking is necessary, but corporal punishment is harmful to children, according to child development experts. Read more »
Your kid may be the greatest ever born, but expressing that thought may create a self-centered monster. New research suggests that too much praise creates narcissism. Read more »
"Say what you mean, and mean what you say" takes on an entirely new meaning when talking to your kids. Read more »
Mothers are some of the hardest working employees in the office, but they often get overlooked. Read more »
Normally I love snow days. Everything canceled. Lots of time to be together, read, play games, drink hot cocoa. But they’re quickly losing their charm around here. Read more »
Dad jokes are popular on the Internet and on TV, but what makes a man start telling corny jokes almost the moment he becomes a dad? Read more »
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