Marriage & Parenting
It costs $245,340 to raise a child to age 18, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture reckoning.
Insights from the Behavioral Science Guy: Here's one of the most powerful ways to improve the moral character of our world
The most powerful way to improve the moral character of our world is not policing but talking. We can help one another stay morally engaged by simply talking more often about the values embedded in... Read more »
We, as parents, are the ones trying to make play dates fit with our lives. We want them to be orderly, planned and well-supervised. But the best play dates are messy, completely chaotic and have... Read more »
When it comes to helicopter parenting, the well-to-do and educated could probably tone it down a bit. But the less educated, poorer parents would do well to step it up a notch. Read more »
Most entertainment media are represented as a reflection of typical or majority lifestyles, values and conduct. However, media is more in the business of creating trends, suggesting lifestyles, and... Read more »
As I watch my kids play, pester each other and play some more, I'm just glad they have each other. Read more »
The number of children being raised by their grandparents shot up, doubling from 2000's 2.4 million to 4.9 million in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more »
Working the standard 40-hour week isn't enough for many employers, who expect workers to spend an extensive amount of time in the office, at the expense of family time. Read more »
There's a lot of importance in a name. But who has made their name work for them throughout history? Here's a list of the most powerful names from throughout history. Read more »
Whatever you do, don't go outside tonight. Trust me. If you have to go out, just stay away from the University of Utah. Read more »
I have a problem — something that deeply concerns and troubles me. It was like being in some kind of shocknado, with all of this trauma swirling around me, and no real solutions to which I... Read more »
We love Utah. We love the mountains and the desert. We love the people. We even love the interesting and unique culture. But on some levels, a kind of divided, two-sided,... Read more »
In 1995, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a document called "The Family: A Proclamation to the World." Robert K. McIntosh uses this to instruct the reader in how to choose... Read more »
Do your children have interests and talents in areas that are new to you? How do you encourage them? Read more »
It's the conversation that many families put off. And then put off some more. Read more »
How do you continue to have control over your teenager while still maintaining a positive relationship that will last into adulthood? Read more »
Allies With Families a lifeline for families with children with mental illness, behavioral disorders
Allies with Families, a Utah nonprofit organization, offers support and resources to parents and their children with emotional, behavioral and mental health needs. A community-based program,... Read more »
Bilingual parents: Talking to your child in your native language makes it easier for them to learn English
Studies have found that parents who aren't native speakers of the majority language in their community should still talk to their child in whatever language they know best. Read more »
Many hands make light work and that can be said about much of our lives especially when good friends show up to unload an ABF truck on a hot day in Gilbert, Arizona. Read more »
In a study that examined how well employers in various states protected working fathers and mothers, most states didn't score very well. Few states have generous policies that allow moms and dads... Read more »
Most Americans react negatively to the idea of an arranged marriage. The thought creates a mental picture of a young couple forced to wed by controlling families. But much of the world sees it... Read more »
Parents need to be careful with their children these days—not for the safety of the children, but for the well-being of the parent. More parents are facing arrests and court battles for... Read more »
For the times when the pressures of the world become a little too heavy to shoulder. Whether it’s 7 years from now, or 17, or 70 — whenever you need a reminder, here it is. Read more »
Kozo Hattori tells the Good Men Project that he's committing his life to a social experiment: He's going to raise boys to be, first and foremost, compassionate. Read more »
Did you know that children need a minimum of eight touches during a day to feel connected to a parent? Read more »
For some American children, the struggles of adolescence are more serious than high school drama and hormones. Depression poses a serious health risk for a growing number of teens and should be... Read more »
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