Marriage & Parenting
After a few years, I thought I had this mom thing down, but deep inside there was a bit of worry.
How do you continue to have control over your teenager while still maintaining a positive relationship that will last into adulthood? Read more »
Allies With Families a lifeline for families with children with mental illness, behavioral disorders
Allies with Families, a Utah nonprofit organization, offers support and resources to parents and their children with emotional, behavioral and mental health needs. A community-based program,... Read more »
Bilingual parents: Talking to your child in your native language makes it easier for them to learn English
Studies have found that parents who aren't native speakers of the majority language in their community should still talk to their child in whatever language they know best. Read more »
Many hands make light work and that can be said about much of our lives especially when good friends show up to unload an ABF truck on a hot day in Gilbert, Arizona. Read more »
In a study that examined how well employers in various states protected working fathers and mothers, most states didn't score very well. Few states have generous policies that allow moms and dads... Read more »
Most Americans react negatively to the idea of an arranged marriage. The thought creates a mental picture of a young couple forced to wed by controlling families. But much of the world sees it... Read more »
Parents need to be careful with their children these days—not for the safety of the children, but for the well-being of the parent. More parents are facing arrests and court battles for... Read more »
For the times when the pressures of the world become a little too heavy to shoulder. Whether it’s 7 years from now, or 17, or 70 — whenever you need a reminder, here it is. Read more »
Kozo Hattori tells the Good Men Project that he's committing his life to a social experiment: He's going to raise boys to be, first and foremost, compassionate. Read more »
Did you know that children need a minimum of eight touches during a day to feel connected to a parent? Read more »
For some American children, the struggles of adolescence are more serious than high school drama and hormones. Depression poses a serious health risk for a growing number of teens and should be... Read more »
The University Hospital AirMed fleet has six helicopters, one of which can now transports high-risk pregnant patients and prenatal babies. Sandie Boardman broke in the new helicopter in November... Read more »
New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom. Read more »
Different things will work for different families, but here are some hard-won tips that work for my family that might help make your road trips less stressful and more joyful. Read more »
Kitchens in traditional and vintage homes often are dressed in conservative garb: neutral hues, stainless steel, white-on-white or beige-on-beige. Read more »
The Oxford Dictionary chooses a “word of the year” each year— This is the word that, by its common and popular use, best defines where our culture is going. The word of the year... Read more »
What had become of me that I needed to scream at two precious little people who I loved more than life? Read more »
Family travel falls into three distinct phases. First, there's the exhausting period of travel with crying babies who need diapers, bottles, strollers, car seats and naps. Then come the golden... Read more »
Small is big. Change does not have to be disruptive in volume or degree to be important. Even the action of thought to do better is beyond and far above the cold and dead zero. Pulling the plug on... Read more »
A mother is asked to leave a New York store for breastfeeding in public. She comes back the next day with 15 nursing moms.
Proponents of public breastfeeding are taking action to protect their rights to feed their children, protesting against businesses that ask women to cover up or leave. Read more »
Actor Liev Schreiber has made it a priority to spend time with his two sons with longtime partner Naomi Watts — 6-year-old Sasha and 5-year-old Samuel. He set aside plans to direct again... Read more »
Standing in line at the grocery store (24 check-out stands, but only one cashier? Really?), two teenagers in shorts and tank tops were bemoaning the dark, threatening clouds that were billowing... Read more »
What I find most satisfying in this approach is that it teaches communication skills to both parent and child. It is an honest, peaceful approach that adapts well to all ages and puts the child in... Read more »
A new health department report shows that babies born to Pacific Islander and African-American mothers in Utah are more likely to die than others. Read more »
Finding happiness in marriage does not have to be elusive. Using these five rules, you can increase the happiness in your marriage and make it one of the best parts of your life. Read more »
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As I limped down the gym floor in shame and glanced horrified over my shoulder, I know — I just know — behind their forced smiles, both teachers were thinking, “Heaven above,... Read more »
After I became a mother, I sought the Lord for wisdom. Every. Single. Day. After a few years, I thought I had this mom thing down, but deep inside there was a bit of worry. Read more »
The old adage of "do your best" has been replaced with the new childhood mantra of "be THE best." Read more »
Preteens who turned off the TV and stepped away from other screens for a few days were much better at reading other people's emotions, according to a new study. They also managed to have fun, the... Read more »
The clear connection between the decline of families and the world’s social problems cannot be ignored. The trick is figuring out which is the cause and which is the effect. Read more »
A generation ago, no one would have questioned the premise that the family is the basic unit of society. Today, it is questioned from many sides. Read more »
Religious values in a community might be able to influence whether or not a woman works, regardless of her own religious leanings, showing how powerful moral communities can be on individual... Read more »
Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said... Read more »
We stand three times taller than a typical child. We'd have to cozy up to a mammoth 18 feet tall to get the same feeling. Imagine how tall a chair or a crib would seem. Picture your house as a... Read more »
Dear Mr. Dad: School is starting and my 11-year-old daughter is pretty stressed out. Read more »
Many Americans believe kids as young as 12 need adult supervision if they're going to play in public places, inside or outside, poll says. And a high number would criminalize allowing a 9-year-old... Read more »
Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Read more »
While I’m prepping my house and brain and closets for the school year, I also like to take time every year to prep my kids for the social component of school. Read more »
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