Marriage & Parenting
We love Utah. We love the mountains and the desert. We love the people. We even love the interesting and unique culture.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
One writer makes the case that technology creates more time for parenting and should be less cause for concern than critics claim. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
One mother shares the top 10 things she learned from not yelling at her four boys for 365 days straight. Read more »
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 »
A selection of picture books that address the feelings of young children, including moodiness, anger, pouting, etc. Read more »
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 »
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