Marriage & Parenting
If you have all but given up on family dinner, I'd like to encourage you to try again.
As women, we all struggle with our self-esteem and our self-image. I struggled to love who I was. If you struggle, you're not alone. Start loving yourself today. Read more »
Finances are often the source of stress, strife and even separation for many relationships and marriages. But the solution is simple, experts say: Clear communication about money while dating... Read more »
A small survey of an impoverished Philadelphia neighborhood finds startling penetration by and reliance on tablets and smartphones for young children. Read more »
The vast majority of states now require that teachers be evaluated, at least in part, on student test scores — up sharply from six years ago. And in many states, those performance reviews... Read more »
I now understand that gratitude is a skill that has to be taught and practiced before it is mastered. Read more »
Both parents work full-time in nearly hallf of U.S. families, giving those households income advantages. But a new Pew Research Center survey finds work-life balance is often tricky, from shared... Read more »
The side effects of prescription drugs can appear similar to the side effects of raising children. Read more »
Over the last couple of years, we’ve noticed the word “self-care” popping up everywhere. Every time I encounter it, I think to myself, "Self-care isn’t just a list of things... 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 »
Don't ignore the warning signs that your child is being bullied or is bullying others. Read more »
Improvise isn't a word parents want to hear from their kid's doctor. Yet pediatric specialists too often have to jury-rig care because many of the medical devices needed to treat sick children were... Read more »
When can "mean" be good and "fun" be bad? When it comes to parenting, there are no easy answers. But several bloggers have been willing to share their unique and powerful insights on parenting with... Read more »
A friend of mine had a baby a few days before Noah was born, and she recently wrote on Facebook that this has been “the best year of (her) life, hands down.” I thought about her... Read more »
My children have something in common with their great-grandmother whom they never actually met: a love of salt. It's a thing — I have it too. Read more »
Things have changed a lot during the 35 years we have been writing and speaking about marriage, parenting and families. Across much of the world, the trends away from families have become so... Read more »
From donations to buybacks, find ways to take the sugar high down a notch. Read more »
A University of Minneapolis study found 1 in 6 ads in parenting magazines include images considered unsafe for children's health. What can the research do to combat this trend? Read more »
When the plague comes to San Francisco, one girl ignores social norms to fight for the right and assist the ignored. She realizes all is not as it seems and those she took for granted are the ones... Read more »
When middle and high schoolers join interfaith organizations, they can feel more deeply connected to their beliefs, one teenager said. Read more »
This University of Georgia study showed what phrases couples can use often to keep their marriage positive. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Marriage therapists and experts agree that having a performance review about your marriage could help your relationship grow and remain strong. Read more »
Julian Garcia and Harleigh Jurgens listen as Carolyn Corry, Pleasant Grove Library librarian, reads a story to children at Mountainland Head Start at in Pleasant Grove on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Read more »
Running can be so arduous, and even embarrassing, when you're lugging around an extra 20 pounds. So why did I run during those difficult months? Read more »
Give your teenager the environment he needs to experience full, human development. Don’t let him lose his identity in a silicone prison. Read more »
Quick, festive pumpkin treats — just in time for the holidays. Two cake mixes, a can of pumpkin and chocolate chips. Chances are, every cook has these in the pantry. Short on time? Need a... Read more »
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