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Why you should talk to, instead of punish, your children when they lie

Punishments prove to be counterproductive when a child lies, says a new study.

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Ebola, ISIS and how to find balance in a culture of fear

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The purpose of fear is to prepare the body to respond to potential threats, but when it is caused by irrational beliefs it can instead lead to stress and paranoia. Read more »

Nov. 29, 2014

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Lawmakers to rehash Utah's stillbirth law due to unintended consequence

Two stillborn babies in one Utah family led a concerned father to take on the state Legislature and make changes to the state's stillbirth law, but hospitals and funeral homes have been left... Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

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Evangelicals with gay children challenging church

Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Do you want your child to be cool, popular?

Please don’t encourage your child to be cool and popular for popularity's sake. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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African-American family stories: How Thanksgiving gatherings help me relive family history

The Thanksgiving family stories that I heard throughout my youth are a wonderful reflection of the African-American oral tradition. They allow me to relive my family history with current relatives... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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15 picture books for gift giving

Here are 15 suggested recent titles that can delight the lover of classics, those who appreciate unique art, the aficionado of ABC and number books and readers who enjoy sharing stories with children. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Family appreciation letters: A Thanksgiving tradition

My father started a new family tradition with his adult children: write a one-page appreciation letter to two of your siblings or their spouses and share them on Thanksgiving. We set sarcasm aside... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Make Thanksgiving last all year

This week, as we celebrate the wonderful, family-gathering holiday of Thanksgiving, let's try to think a little more about how we can make gratitude a more consistent staple of our... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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The No. 1 cause of divorce may not be what you think

I’m convinced the No. 1 cause of divorce is not adultery, financial problems or irreconcilable difference. Those are most often symptoms of a deeper problem. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Clinging to the traditional certainties of Thanksgiving

With unusual circumstances this year, a proposal to go out to eat — for Thanksgiving enchiladas — seemed attractive until the fourth Thursday has gotten closer and I have found myself... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Helping kids put the thanks in Thanksgiving

With stores pushing sales on Thanksgiving day, it's harder than ever to teach kids what true gratitude really means. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Will you be ready to say goodbye?

A few weeks ago, while I was visiting and caring for my parents, my 82-year-old dad’s heart stopped. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Sherry Young: When the scruffy look is perhaps a whisker too much

The time of year is nearing when men with beards are pretty popular. A beard and a red suit will get you lots of attention, but will it get a guy a girl? Santa may be great to fill a Christmas... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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15 things you should give up to be a happier parent

Because parenthood is challenging, we can sometimes forget how to just be happy in the midst of it all. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids

A bow that shoots illuminated arrows its manufacturer says can fly up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil" — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end — are on an annual... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Book review: 'Two-Minute Marriage Project' offers inspiration, instruction for staying in love

"The Two-Minute Marriage Project: Simple Secrets for Staying in Love" by Heidi Poelman is a refreshingly relatable guide to marriage maintenance for newlyweds and longtime spouses alike, worthy of... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: In tribute to Thanksgiving

Today, despite blessings beyond what the Pilgrims could imagine, we are losing the vital, life-sustaining emotion of gratitude. Our tendency to take things for granted is shocking. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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Katherine Heigl talks primetime premiere, motherhood, Mormon roots and Utah home

After stepping away from primetime and Hollywood to bond with her family, Emmy Award-winning actress Katherine Heigl will return to TV tonight in a political drama, but she still considers... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: To all the young people fighting self-doubt and discouragement: 'You look good'

I wish I could tell every young person I know, including my son, “Hey, listen up! You look good. You ARE good enough, and you can BE THE GOOD this world needs.” Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Siblings of special-needs children: They are their brother's keeper

Children with a disabled sibling face great challenges at home, but also have great opportunities to learn selflessness as they practice perpetual service to their special-needs brother or sister. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Magic in the mundane

I totally understand the jubilation on the faces of exuberant European Space Agency officials this week when their remarkable Philae landing probe landed on a comet. I felt the exact same thing... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Why President Obama is wrong about stay-at-home motherhood

President Obama's recent comments on stay-at-home mothers send the message that stay-at-home mothers are not as valuable as working mothers. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Steve Eaton: It won’t be a wonderful life if you end up without a pink knit cap

Life gets real busy. I got a sneak peak into how I might feel about my own life if I finish it without a pink knit cap. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: The teen brain

There are some simple takeaway messages we should remember as we help kids navigate these tricky neurological waters. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014

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Does using marijuana shrink the brain?

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Chronic marijuana use was shown to shrink one region of the brain, while also increasing brain connectivity. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014

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