Marriage & Parenting
My mother didn't specialize in home decor, but she makes me feel like the most important person ever born.
New research finds that teens whose school days begin later than the national norm of approximately eight o’clock achieve at higher levels than teens who start school earlier. The researchers... Read more »
Some say there aren't enough good parents in the movies. False. Plenty of good parents have graced the silver screen while teaching invaluable lessons. Read more »
In Chapter 10 we will look at some of the things that the larger institutions of our society could do (or stop doing) to better support the smallest institution of the family. Read more »
Preteens who turned off the TV and stepped away from other screens for a few days were much better at reading other people's emotions, according to a new study. They also managed to have fun, the... Read more »
The clear connection between the decline of families and the world’s social problems cannot be ignored. The trick is figuring out which is the cause and which is the effect. Read more »
As I limped down the gym floor in shame and glanced horrified over my shoulder, I know — I just know — behind their forced smiles, both teachers were thinking, “Heaven above,... Read more »
The old adage of "do your best" has been replaced with the new childhood mantra of "be THE best." Read more »
After I became a mother, I sought the Lord for wisdom. Every. Single. Day. After a few years, I thought I had this mom thing down, but deep inside there was a bit of worry. Read more »
Dear Mr. Dad: School is starting and my 11-year-old daughter is pretty stressed out. Read more »
We stand three times taller than a typical child. We'd have to cozy up to a mammoth 18 feet tall to get the same feeling. Imagine how tall a chair or a crib would seem. Picture your house as a... Read more »
Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Read more »
A generation ago, no one would have questioned the premise that the family is the basic unit of society. Today, it is questioned from many sides. Read more »
Religious values in a community might be able to influence whether or not a woman works, regardless of her own religious leanings, showing how powerful moral communities can be on individual... Read more »
While I’m prepping my house and brain and closets for the school year, I also like to take time every year to prep my kids for the social component of school. Read more »
Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said... Read more »
Many Americans believe kids as young as 12 need adult supervision if they're going to play in public places, inside or outside, poll says. And a high number would criminalize allowing a 9-year-old... Read more »
Studies and research alike have found benefits from breast-feeding. Some have disputed them, but here are 10 of those benefits for both kids and mothers. Read more »
We are mothers raising children, which puts us in one of the most unpredictable (albeit beautiful) workplaces imaginable. We can’t do everything all at once, but we can empower ourselves by... Read more »
Yes, it is the 21st century. Yes, the whole world is online. Yes, the communications for your job are important. Yes, at times you must be readily available. But despite all those factors, you do... Read more »
If it takes a village to raise a child, then people whom we consider family don't necessarily have to share our DNA. Read more »
Even as parents try harder and put forth more effort, raising responsible and values-centered children is getting harder and harder. Read more »
I began my motherhood career absolutely in favor of exclusive breast-feeding. Since becoming a foster and adoptive mother, my opinion has changed. Read more »
We tend to undervalue and underestimate commitment. We forget about its pervasive power. When real commitment is felt, and expressed, it has a way of shrinking problems, of making them look... Read more »
If you have school-age children, you probably know that Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits” series has been modified and monetized for youngsters. Read more »
In the end, depression will be fought and conquered personally and privately. But that doesn’t mean anyone — mothers, fathers, sons or daughters — should wage the battle alone. Read more »
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