Marriage & Parenting
Just being aware of time passing isn’t enough. I need to be doing it differently. I need a bucket list.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Promoting marriage is only part of the solution when it comes to supporting the well-being of families. Read more »
When life falls apart, you want someone you can run to, not someone you want to run from. Read more »
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 »
Vaccination is part of our social responsibility, and those who choose not to vaccinate are putting all of us at risk. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
A new study from NYU identifies three ways that a mother's education makes a difference to her children. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Radical adventure playgrounds offer opportunities for unstructured free play, but encouraging play can foster a child's development in any environment. Read more »
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 »
Fostering a sense of closeness and connection may be more important than resolving disagreements. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Valentine’s Day celebrates relationships, whether of the romantic variety or with family and friends. Here are 10 delightful picture books that have crossed our desks recently and are about... Read more »
In general, I’m a live and let live kind of girl. But allowing your children to watch or read “Fifty Shades of Grey” can cause significant damage to your child and their future... Read more »
Exposing children to healthy foods increases their liking for those foods in adulthood, according to a new study. Read more »
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