Marriage & Parenting

The best and worst states for working parents

Few states have generous policies that allow moms and dads to take care of their job and their family.

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High child care costs keep more moms at home

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The number of stay-at-home moms is rising, but many would still like to work. The problem is there are few jobs available that will earn them enough money to pay for daily child care. Read more »

July 5, 2014

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College presidents say no to unions for athletes

Northwestern University on Thursday urged the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional ruling that would allow its scholarship football players to unionize, holding up the football program as exemplifying the... Read more »

July 3, 2014

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Defusing the family feud: Steps to repairing strained or broken relationships

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Family rifts can form over hurt feelings, disagreements about lifestyle choices, religious differences, sibling rivalries, upset over who inherited Aunt Ruby's china, jealousy and more. But how do... Read more »

July 3, 2014

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Why your friends and family may be soaking themselves in public

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Young people are dousing themselves with cold water in public places in memory of a 4-year-old boy from Chicago who drowned in a community pool on June 14. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: The beauty and joy of delayed gratification in relationships

One kind of “instant gratification” that we worry about has to do not with money or things but with sex. Apart from questions of morality or amorality, what is lost or missing in... Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Parents teach kids to value achievement over compassion

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Parents say they want their children to be empathetic and considerate of others, but can accidentally send their children the opposite message, leading a majority of youth to believe that personal... Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Tips for living: 3 ways to embrace, encourage differences within a family

Families have lots of personalities and dynamics. But using the uniqueness of each person can create a strong family with all the ingredients needed for success, presenter Merrilee Boyack said at a... Read more »

July 2, 2014

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How to tame a princess — or not

This essay talks about raising a strong-willed little girl who think she's a princess. Perhaps I'm part of the problem? Read more »

July 1, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Making the most of summer

Summer is an amazing time with my kids, but it can also be a little daunting to fill all those days. So here are some summer rules we stick by in our house to keep the days full and everyone... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Elsa is the latest Disney heroine to spark a naming boom

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Parents charmed by the character Elsa in "Frozen" are choosing in large numbers to name their baby girls after her. She's not the first Disney heroine to spark a naming boom. Read more »

June 28, 2014

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First comes service, then comes marriage

Men and women looking for a hot meal and comfort attended a luncheon Friday at Pioneer Park that would normally just be shared with friends and family of Mariah Genck and Tanner Larsen. The couple... Read more »

June 27, 2014

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10 things I learned when I stopped yelling at my kids

One mother shares the top 10 things she learned from not yelling at her four boys for 365 days straight. Read more »

June 26, 2014

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Why doctors are making a new push for parents to read to kids — even infants

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For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidelines on reading to kids — including infants. Start early, read often and if a family may be too poor to have its own... Read more »

June 26, 2014

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Picture books that help children with their feelings

A selection of picture books that address the feelings of young children, including moodiness, anger, pouting, etc. Read more »

June 24, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Bad statistics that stop people from having kids

Why are fewer people getting married and having children today? And why do those that have children have fewer of them? We believe that one reason is the barrage of family-undermining, doomsday... Read more »

June 24, 2014

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UHP urges proper car seat use

The Utah Highway Patrol is using its Boost 'Til 8 campaign to encourage parents to ensure they have proper car seats for their children. Read more »

June 24, 2014

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Doctors to parents: Read to children every day starting in infancy

The nation's largest pediatricians' group says parents should read aloud to their children every day starting in infancy. Read more »

June 24, 2014

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Grandmother baby showers: New trend annoys moms-to-be

Grandma-to-be baby showers — a trend designed for a woman's friends to equip her with essential baby-caring gear — are becoming popular. Some critics say it takes attention away from... Read more »

June 20, 2014

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US: Better college stats needed on dating violence

The Obama administration wants colleges and universities to compile more thorough statistics on stalking, dating violence and domestic violence. Read more »

June 19, 2014

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Utah, Mormon parents of 18 children share story of love, family and adoption

Deanne and Doug Walker have 18 children — nine adopted and nine biological. They said their experience of having and adopting children has strengthened their testimony of eternal families and... Read more »

June 19, 2014

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Insights from the Behavioral Science Guy: Five tips for parents of electronics addicts

Use behavioral science tactics to help children take control back from the game controller and other electronic devices. Read more »

June 17, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Should you have kids or pets?

Pope Francis made some news last week when he suggested that choosing pets over kids could be a problem. He suggested that our culture had convinced some people they were better off shunning... Read more »

June 17, 2014

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Jenny Oaks Baker and a career built for the goodnight kisses

Jenny Oaks Baker, the Grammy-nominated violinist from Utah, traded a sweet gig with the National Symphony to be home with her kisses, but from that grew a solo career that let her have it all. Read more »

June 17, 2014

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Do fathers know how essential they really are?

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Dads truly matter. As fathers commit their lives to their children, they build something in their children no other can do in the same way. And it makes all the difference. Read more »

June 16, 2014

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Facebook fans rally behind scarred girl allegedly asked to leave KFC

KFC Corp. says it's investigating allegations that a restaurant employee in Jackson, Mississippi, asked a 3-year-old to leave because her facial injuries disturbed other patrons. Read more »

June 16, 2014

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