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Erin Stewart: Prom dress modesty raises deeper issues

In the controversy over appropriate attire, are we missing the chance to teach about true modesty?

In defense of 'dad jokes'

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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 »

March 10, 2015

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Marriage tip: Stop treating your husband like a child

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Effective marriage communication is based on an adult-adult, not parent-child, model. Read more »

March 7, 2015

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10 things I’d tell my single, 20-something self

I was single well into my 30s, and being single was a struggle for me, but I learned a few things along the way. If I were to give myself advice while I was still single and in my 20s, here’s... Read more »

March 6, 2015

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Sibling 'rivalry' can do more harm than other bullying forms

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Harsh sibling rivalry is common, can have lasting mental health impact and most often goes unreported, a new study says. The research also indicates it may make reporting of outside bullying less... Read more »

March 5, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: My minivan is a sacred place

I want my car to be one of my children’s sacred places, just like it was for me. I want to have conversations and make memories as we drive. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Introducing kids to the finer things in life

There is a refining influence and a taste for excellence that can grow early in children who get out of their world of large and small screens and routine schoolwork once in a while and see a great... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Erin Stewart: A bossy mom and a fun dad and how I'm trying to change that

When my daughter told me I was bossy and her dad was fun, it was time for me to take a look at our family dynamics. Read more »

March 2, 2015

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The real factors of family success

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Promoting marriage is only part of the solution when it comes to supporting the well-being of families. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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The most overlooked characteristic of the person you want to marry

When life falls apart, you want someone you can run to, not someone you want to run from. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: The incalculable blessing of having someone you love more than yourself

Someone who is always seeking his own happiness seldom finds it. But someone who is genuinely trying to make his or her spouse happy usually succeeds. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Why I vaccinate my children, and hope other parents do, too

Vaccination is part of our social responsibility, and those who choose not to vaccinate are putting all of us at risk. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Families of 3 missing UK girls believed to be headed to Syria urge 'Please come home!'

The families of three missing British schoolgirls believed to have fled to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group have issued emotional public appeals urging them to come home, as police... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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20 children's books your family should read in 2015

Children's books — good ones — are for grown-ups too. I will never tire of finding a new picture book that shares a powerful message or draws me in with its unique artistry or perfectly... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Mom's education makes a difference

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A new study from NYU identifies three ways that a mother's education makes a difference to her children. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Dean Smith, former University of North Carolina basketball coach, was a father to many

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Dean Smith, the legendary basketball coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels, passed away on Feb. 7 at the age of 83. He was not just a coach, but also a father, to many. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Navigating the ups and downs of adoption

Just as I began to doubt the process of adoption, I received a reminder that love has to be at the heart of it. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: 'Don't just do something. Sit there!'

I started thinking about the flipped-around phrase. It occurred to me that, in our over-busy and hectic lives, the reversed version might be more relevant than the original. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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Single mom shares 'A Recipe for a Happy Family' in new Mormon Channel video

Conni Chavez decided to spend quality time with her children every day, even if it meant simply doing chores together. Although teaching her children how to make dinner often makes the cooking... Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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Adventure playgrounds unleash the power of play

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Radical adventure playgrounds offer opportunities for unstructured free play, but encouraging play can foster a child's development in any environment. Read more »

Feb. 16, 2015

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The porn talk works: If parents dislike porn, kids will too

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Children of parents who talk about the negative impacts of pornography are more likely to have negative views of porn when they get into college and are thus less likely to use it. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015

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The No. 1 thing you can do to improve your relationship (Hint: It's not talking)

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Fostering a sense of closeness and connection may be more important than resolving disagreements. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2015

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Dear mom in the store with the screaming kid, keep up the good work

I just wanted to tell you that I think you are doing a great job! Don’t pay attention to those dirty looks and nasty comments from people who don’t understand that you are not trying to... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: 5 big issues that can strengthen — or doom — a marriage

The five things that are most commonly blamed for divorce are the very five things that have to be the topics of open, constant communication if a marriage is to be strong and lasting. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2015

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Michelle Lehnardt: Valentine's Day is for everyone

I'm always sad when I hear people grumble, "I hate Valentine's Day!" If Valentine's Day centers on what others do for you, you'll always be disappointed. Switch your focus to spreading love around... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2015

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