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Parenting around the globe — are other countries doing it better?

American parents sometimes get a bad rap for the way they raise their children.

What it's like for a dad to raise a fencing prodigy

One dad's struggle to find a niche for his son leads him to fencing classes. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Erin Stewart: On loan from heaven — saying goodbye to a child

I tied pink ribbons around trees with my two little girls to honor another little girl who returned to heaven this week. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: You don't need to plan magical, outrageously fun activities every day

As mothers, we do not need to burn ourselves out with expectations that we will plan outrageously fun and magical activities for our children every single day of their lives (or even every single... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Discovering a way to raise my kids without raising my voice

"Picture how lovely it will be in your home when you don’t yell. Imagine yourself responding calmly, maybe even empathetically ... to the things you yell about today. Keep revisiting that... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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How many children should you have? Experts offer tips when deciding

Family size research can yield interesting and sometimes contradictory findings. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: The long road to parenting payout

Parenting is a lot like learning the violin. It can take years to hear the music. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Grandfather’s secrets help guide 3 cousins

I (Richard) knew the things I wanted to teach my grandchildren — the legacies of insight that I wanted to leave them — but I didn’t know how to get them interested or keep them... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Your children need to hear you say yes

I confess, I resist messes. It’s a self-absorbed effort to simply spare myself some work. Ironically, that mentality exhausts me. It makes me the kind of mom I don’t enjoy being... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Moms: Your dreams don't end with motherhood

Motherhood doesn't require us to put our personal dreams in a box and take them out 18 years later. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Pope Francis answers questions from children in new book

"Dear Pope Francis," 10-year-old Mohammed begins, "Will the world be again as it was in the past?" Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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From toilets to tantrums: Lessons my toddlers taught me about patience

Going through the toddler years six times with six children has taught me perspective and patience. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Renovation Solutions: Contractor explains why it’s worth it to hire an architect

Jeremy Jackson from Jackson & Leroy construction company tells how involving an architect on a remodeling job impacts the project large or small. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Last run for current SAT this week; new one debuts in March

The current version of the SAT college entrance exam has its final run this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Technology changes but our experiences stay the same

I realized how my parents must feel as they encounter new technology and see their children integrate it into their lives. And when I realized the 1960s weren't that long ago, I felt really old. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Learning from observed parenting moments in Australia, U.K.

We generally find much to admire in other places and other cultures as we travel. What we are always looking for, as you might guess, are good families and good parenting. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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News roundup: Are smaller families better for children?

The research of three economists is questioning whether children are better off in smaller families while also emphasizing the importance of providing children with time, resources, affection and... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Do your children trust you enough to talk to you about their problems?

It has always been important for me to feel like my kids can come to me with any problem and we can work it out together. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Hanging on when I am clearly failing at motherhood

I've been battling a case of the "Shoulds," those little thoughts that tell me I am simply not good enough. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: 'Stressed Out' song hits the right chords

I don’t want to be wishing away their childhood, because I want to enjoy it. But I also want them to enjoy it. I want them to look back on this time as a magical, happy time “when our... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Canyons center helps families cope with various challenges

Parenting doesn’t come with a book of instructions on how to help families deal with challenging issues such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and divorce — but the... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: How to journal as a busy mother

If, like me, you want to keep a journal but struggle to find the time as a busy mother, here are five tips. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Three ways to spot apps that hide secrets on your teen's phone

Vault apps, or apps that act as hiding places for illicit photos and messages, are popular among some teens. Here's what parents should watch for. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Linda and Richard Eyre: Exercise a habit to supplement healthy eating

The eat-half habit will still not reach its full potential for taking weight off and keeping it off unless one more habit is added, and that habit is — you guessed it — the exercise habit. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: What I learned about parenting from 700-plus nights of sleep deprivation

I was forced to mature and to realize that children often behave in ways that have very little to do with our parenting. I became a better, less-judgmental friend because of it. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Do working mothers raise more successful daughters?

Even if daughters of working mothers do make more money, does that equate to a more successful life? Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Accepting and even inviting help

I have learned how accepting and even inviting help can smooth the bumpy road of motherhood. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Chick-fil-A introduces 'Mom's Valet'

Chick-fil-A announced a new service, “Mom’s Valet,” which allows parents to place their order at the drive-thru and then go inside where a table will be prepared with highchairs... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Most parents monitor their teen's digital life and use access as discipline tool, survey says

Parents face challenges monitoring and guiding their teens' use of social media, smartphones and other digital technologies. Most take a hands-on approach, a new Pew survey finds. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Paid surrogate refuses to abort unwanted triplet, challenging California’s surrogacy law

Melissa Cook is challenging the California surrogacy law as unconstitutional after the intended father of the triplets she's carrying allegedly demanded she abort one. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Losing weight in 2016, Part 2

Last week’s article suggested that we simply eat half of each meal and stop, and that we bridle our appetites until eating half becomes a habit. Here are two habits to develop in preparation... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: The art of resting when parenting is nonstop

I knew the importance of rest going into motherhood, but for some reason, my beautiful and demanding son didn’t know Sunday was my day off. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Why aren't smart TVs very clever?

Turns out that smart TVs can be, well, pretty dumb. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Why this dad keeps waiting to have 'the talk'

Dad struggles with knowing when to have the, um, you know, the "talk." Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Breakfast muffins for a busy morning

Breakfast does not have to be boring; it can also step away from sugary cereals and processed toaster items. Honey, wheat, banana and oats create moist and healthy muffins resembling corner bakery... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Teenage experience teaches perspective today

New Year's Eve celebrations aren't always a party — but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Are you raising an entitled brat?

Learn the warning signs and what to do to fight the "me, me, me" culture. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: How to become less judgmental in 9 'easy' years

One thought ran through my mind as I watched the toddler bouncing around the pediatrician’s waiting room: “I would never let my kid out of the house like that!” Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Losing weight in 2016

Many New Year’s resolutions involve losing weight. If you have tried before and failed, or if you have lost weight but then gained it back, you may need a new approach — and the... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Practical mommy resolutions I can actually keep

I commit right now not to become the most amazing Mother of the Year in 2016. But I can also resolve to take baby steps by making more practical resolutions that I can actually keep this year... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: How infertility transformed my appreciation for Advent

Advent came alive in a whole new way four years ago when, in the span of one dark December, my world changed from infertility to fertility. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: A happy mother is a very nice gift

Sometimes in an effort to do what I think my family needs, I forget that the very nicest gift I can give my children is a happy mother. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Shifting kids' attention from getting to giving, and from Santa to Jesus

We are facing it this week: the annual battle to instill the true meaning of Christmas into our young children and grandchildren. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Economic interdependence is the new normal

It's OK if young folks live with their folks. It's not a sign that they are financial failures. Given the current economic reality for so many, the new normal is economic interdependence. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Move forward with faith: A Nativity message for mothers

Christmas can be a rough time for mothers, but we can look to Mary for an example of faith in the face of trials. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2015

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Survey says parenting experience largely formed by financial situation

Pew Research Center has released a new survey showing "outlooks, worries, aspirations" are formed in large part by what a family's financial situation looks like. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Sherry Young: Beware of your Christmas card Grinch

With this information, hopefully we can keep in the proper spirit of the season, which is remembering the life of the Savior who wants us to love one another. It will help us beware of our... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: Why you should consider celebrating the winter solstice

Just when you think you’ve had enough of winter celebrations, consider one more: the winter solstice. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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How to save a marriage, avoid mealtime battles and more advice from the most-read Family stories of 2015

Authors sharing personal insights on issues such as parenting, online security, resolving marital conflict, meal preparation, fidelity and others make up our list of the most-read Family stories of... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Arianne Brown: Body image is not just a girl thing

When I hear the term “body image,” my thoughts most often go to young girls. Recently, however, something broadened my view. Body image is not just a girl thing. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Focusing on a candidate's 3 D's: Dignity, decorum and discipline

As we enter a presidential election year that looks to be filled with divisions and extremism, many parents are looking for a way to give children a more positive attitude about public service. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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