Marriage & Parenting
I used to believe that the kids needed to stay out of the kitchen so cooking would be easier for me.
While it is unreasonable to suggest that our environment doesn’t influence us, it is equally unreasonable to suggest that the attainment of our dream homes will magically turn us into better... Read more »
One Halloween I took my 3-year-old trick-or-treating, and as we walked up to an enormous home in the neighborhood, I was surprised when a grumpy middle-aged man answered the door. Read more »
As I try to keep my kids out of my jewelry drawer, I am reminded of my mother's jewelry box and her mother's jewelry box. Read more »
Children need the encouragement and wisdom of grandparents. And parents need the help and backup that grandparents can give in raising kids. Read more »
With four children (so far) in competitive sports, I am seeing the costs skyrocket — and not just the monetary cost. With athletics getting more competitive at a younger age, there are other... Read more »
I have found most of the time my girls are willing to help, especially when we make it fast, make it fun and work together. Read more »
I can’t control a lot about my life right now, which is a lesson I seem to learn over and over again. But I can control my attitude. I can choose to be happy. Read more »
You can ban touching on school grounds with good intentions, and tag and dodge ball go away. But some experts think kids lose more than that with such bans. Read more »
SCERA Center for the Arts is staging an adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic "James and the Giant Peach" — the story of a boy who loses his family but finds new best friends in a magic peach... Read more »
Data on trends in baby names highlight both predictable and surprising facts about culture. Influencers like Bob Dylan and Audrey Hepburn swaying parents on what to name their children might seem... Read more »
If happy marriages improve health and unhappy ones hurt it, what happens to the majority in the middle where good and bad co-exist? BYU researchers set out to see if the ambivalence raises or... Read more »
As I listen to the coach encourage my kids, I realize the agony and the ecstasy on the field is teaching me some good parenting lessons. My life is a million small shots on goal. Read more »
Contempt, put-downs, secrets, abuse, addictions and arguments create toxic relationships that can harm families and scar children, experts say. Read more »
Beginning Oct. 27, the World Congress on Families convenes for the first time in the U.S. at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. We will be speaking twice at the congress and invite you to... Read more »
What would happen if I were willing to rest in the discomfort for a minute? What if I were to acknowledge the aggravating annoyances and live in the suffering of imperfection? Read more »
Research by Florida State University shows early knowledge of certain words helps young kids "unlock their language skills." So how do they take a word like "mama" or "dada" and learn more from it? Read more »
It's about that time of year again. The war on Halloween is back. But is it doing more damage to students and parents? Read more »
If we wait for our children to come to us with problems, they may never come. Read more »
I thought, these sweet innocent babies still need us to praise them, help them, teach them and love them. They can barely construct complete sentences. I resolved then and there to try to keep calm... Read more »
News reports from the last year show an increasing amount of fraternities cause controversy across college campuses. But are there any benefits? Read more »
New research indicates wild blueberries "could strengthen the performance of primary schoolchildren in class," according to Medical Xpress. Here's what that could mean for children with ADHD. Read more »
To ensure I live in the moment and don’t allow anxiety or fear to spoil a minute of my new life as a mother, I keep a record of our special moments. Read more »
Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News features department and Ok.com. Because not all are appropriate for younger children,... Read more »
A Chicago couple's grandparents offered to give them $10,000 to name their child, according to The New York Times. And this isn't the only case of people, or businesses, putting a price on what... Read more »
According to a paper from the Economic Policy Institute, families in most states spend more on child care than they do on rent. In addition, child care costs more than college in 24 states. Read more »
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