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Think twice about where you get your baby advice

A study released by Pediatrics found that many mothers report receiving inaccurate and conflicting advice.

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3 F's for family reunions

Family reunion — the very words conjure images of parks or beaches, barbecues, volleyball games and tugs of war. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: Dear mother who wonders if she is enough

One day, as I walked to pick up my son from school, the mommy guilt piled on. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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There's more to spending quality time with your kids than you think

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Recent studies have found that parents spending quality time with kids is more important than how much time they spend together. However, other data indicate parents only spend a few minutes each... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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How overbearing parents can hurt their kids' college careers

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Helicopter parenting continues to have the effect many studies have already found: severe anxiety and even depression among children when they are thrown into the adult world in college. Read more »

July 10, 2015

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Volvo has a new baby car seat on the way. Here are 9 other car accessories for your child

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Volvo announced this month it'll create a new baby car seat that will replace passenger seats. Here's a look at nine other car accessories for your child. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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How a mail mix-up brought a father peace 20 years after his son’s death

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It only took 20 years for a father to finally get the closure he was seeking in the death of his son, and it came by mail. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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It’s not just Anna and Elsa: Most Disney princesses don’t have parents

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While Disney movies may be mildly sad at times, they are built on happily ever afters. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: What 85-year-olds say is important

It’s one thing for us baby boomers to try to project and plan our lives over the next 20 or 30 years, but it's something else entirely to listen to 85-year-olds as they look back and analyze... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Erin Stewart: How 'Inside Out' sent me a mommy wake-up call

Pixar's new movie, "Inside Out," helped me remember why I should embrace sadness, not run from it. Read more »

July 6, 2015

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One factor that impacts family stability in red and blue states

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Brad Wilcox and Nicholas Zill look at how race and ethnicity play into the makeup of stable families with different political orientation, finding that some racial groups do better in certain... Read more »

July 6, 2015

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The U.S. women’s national soccer team finds strength in motherhood

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The U.S. women's national soccer team is more than just a group of international soccer stars. They're also a team of mothers. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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An active family vacation is possible even in the summer heat

Recently, my husband and I took the kids down to St. George for a weeklong vacation. Yes, St. George in the dead of summer, during a vicious heat wave. It was hot. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Is family the 'end' and everything else the 'means'?

We frequently mistake plans for goals. We go after things but don’t ask ourselves why we want those things or what they will lead to. We frequently mistake the means for the ends, and the... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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This is what you look like to a newborn baby

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A new study finds that a baby's vision of an adult changes based on distance. In fact, a baby can recognize your face for up to 12 inches. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Brooke Romney: Why we are taking the fun out of life

My children have a problem. They think the purpose of life is to have fun. Read more »

June 28, 2015

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We're doing youth soccer wrong: The culture of winning hurts player development

The culture of winning can have a significant negative impact not only on their children’s enjoyment of the sport, but ultimately on their development as well. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: Video games are the messenger, not the enemy

What a child really needs to experience is mastery. Here are five ways to help children master a skill without sitting in front of a screen. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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'Wigglers welcome': Arts organizations provide performances for children with special needs and their families

Utah arts organizations offer events for families with children who have special needs so they can enjoy a night of cultural performances that have been adapted and have more lenient audience rules. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Being a champion for your grandchildren

How can we, as grandparents, be effective champions of and for our grandkids? How do we become their biggest cheerleaders and best supporters and encouragers? Read more »

June 23, 2015

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4 ways to save for your child’s college education now

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An education is one of the greatest gifts a child can receive, but the price tag for this gift is getting more expensive each year. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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The underlying spiritual themes of Pixar films and what they teach kids

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With underlying spiritual themes in its popular films and an upcoming short featuring religion, Pixar is fostering kids' spiritual side. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Child custody reforms push for equal time with both parents

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Twenty states are considering shared parenting for parents after separation or divorce as part of a reform in family courts. There are many ways fathers, and those who support them, are trying to... Read more »

June 23, 2015

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The site new parents are looking to for tips

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ZEFR, a YouTube marketing and data company, released a study on Thursday that shares research on the massive amount of pregnancy and parenting tips shared on YouTube, and how YouTube is becoming a... Read more »

June 23, 2015

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The one piece of advice your mom gave you that never goes out of style

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Your mother always told you to mind your manners, but manners were the first thing to go in the hectic office environment. Read more »

June 22, 2015

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Media dumbing down dads: accurate or unfair?

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A study came out looking at the personality and actions of fathers on TV shows. Most act like total idiots. But why? Another study shares most people believe they take their dad for granted and... Read more »

June 21, 2015

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