Marriage & Parenting

Linda & Richard Eyre: Utah’s interesting, divided society

We love Utah. We love the mountains and the desert. We love the people. We even love the interesting and unique culture.

ValueSpeak: Is it a blessing or a curse?

Standing in line at the grocery store (24 check-out stands, but only one cashier? Really?), two teenagers in shorts and tank tops were bemoaning the dark, threatening clouds that were billowing... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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How I limited my son's screen time without tantrums

What I find most satisfying in this approach is that it teaches communication skills to both parent and child. It is an honest, peaceful approach that adapts well to all ages and puts the child in... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Report: Some Utah babies more at risk of dying before first birthday

A new health department report shows that babies born to Pacific Islander and African-American mothers in Utah are more likely to die than others. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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5 rules for a happy marriage

Finding happiness in marriage does not have to be elusive. Using these five rules, you can increase the happiness in your marriage and make it one of the best parts of your life. Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Smartphones may free Mom and Dad to do more parenting, not less

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One writer makes the case that technology creates more time for parenting and should be less cause for concern than critics claim. Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Sherry Young: Sticky fingers, summertime and grandchildren

We smile through the busy chaos of family gatherings because our hope is all the mingling will continue and these cousins will be there for each other once we aren’t around. Read more »

July 9, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Stumbling blocks to adoption

LDS Family Services is no longer handling adoptions. My husband and I have been on their profile/waiting list for almost eight months, so the news that we need to find another agency definitely... Read more »

July 9, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: How I plan to stop dieting and be healthier

A couple weeks ago I realized that my opinion of my body has almost nothing to do with how it looks and almost everything to do with how I am treating it. Read more »

July 9, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Synergistic marriage partnerships can work wonders

We’ve always liked the word “synergy.” It is a dynamic word, sounding a little like energy, and it has an almost magical meaning. We hear the term used most often in business, but... Read more »

July 9, 2014

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Insights from the Behavioral Science Guy: More teaching, less threatening can lead to greater influence

Bad behavior is more often due to a lack of skills than to bad motives. When we learn to recognize our tendency to ask, “Why would a reasonable, rational and decent person do this?” our... Read more »

July 8, 2014

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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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