Marriage & Parenting
Noticing the good things your husband does for you will help your realize how deep his love is.
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 »
Pornography exposure is inevitable in today's sex-saturated society, and experts say the way parents respond to that exposure and communicate with their kids is crucial to their child's — and... Read more »
Whether our families are in crisis or not, these simple, doable ideas for nourishing our relationships and building memories can be applied with real success. Read more »
Jeehye Tomyn, founder of Our Little Lullaby, found herself at a crossroads when being a stay-at-home mom left her yearning to work. But with a commitment to stay at home with her son she got... Read more »
When the physical limitations of multiple sclerosis kept Julie Jensen from doing what she believed a "good" mother was supposed to do, she was forced to reexamine her beliefs and, in the process,... Read more »
stepson moved into an apartment at a university, we went to the supermarket. Because he liked (and knew how to cook) chicken legs, I explained that if he bought a large package and froze a portion... Read more »
We are all born into family. And we hope that family will surround us when we exit this world. In between, family provides us with our greatest joys and deepest sorrows. Read more »
Together and separately, we have written more than 40 books over the past four decades. But we feel that none of our previous writing has been anywhere near as important our new book, "The Turning." Read more »
A Utah couple needs funding help for a new style of children's book that "takes the fun off the page." Read more »
Kids love to be the best, but putting too much of an emphasis on winning can lead to kids wanting to succeed whatever the cost. How can children learn to compete in a way that prepares them for the... Read more »
As state bans on same-sex marriages fall across the country, some Nebraska officials are holding strong to that state's status of having one of the nation's most restrictive laws, which affects... Read more »
The national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance survey finds that about a third of high school students drink regularly, a quarter recently had a physical fight and more than a third are sexually... Read more »
"I felt like my priorities were messed up," Heigl says. "I was putting so much time and energy into just my work. I was raised to believe that family comes first." Read more »
Struggling couples may not need to visit a marriage counselor to fix their problems. Little gestures of love can go a long way in creating intimacy and establishing a more stable connection,... Read more »
Research says there are medical reasons you should never place your daughter on a diet. Read more »
You're a new dad. Guess what? Your life is about to change. Here's how and why. Read more »
From Homer Simpson to Modern Family's Phil Dunphy, incompetent fathers are everywhere in the entertainment and media industries. Cheerios' new ad campaign wants to change that. Read more »
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 »
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