Marriage & Parenting

It's safe to vaccinate kids — studies find autism risks are linked to genetics instead

A Swedish-based study has found a genetic link to the development of autism.

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Should you have kids or pets?

Pope Francis made some news last week when he suggested that choosing pets over kids could be a problem. He suggested that our culture had convinced some people they were better off shunning... Read more »

June 17, 2014

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Jenny Oaks Baker and a career built for the goodnight kisses

Jenny Oaks Baker, the Grammy-nominated violinist from Utah, traded a sweet gig with the National Symphony to be home with her kisses, but from that grew a solo career that let her have it all. Read more »

June 17, 2014

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Do fathers know how essential they really are?

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Dads truly matter. As fathers commit their lives to their children, they build something in their children no other can do in the same way. And it makes all the difference. Read more »

June 16, 2014

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Facebook fans rally behind scarred girl allegedly asked to leave KFC

KFC Corp. says it's investigating allegations that a restaurant employee in Jackson, Mississippi, asked a 3-year-old to leave because her facial injuries disturbed other patrons. Read more »

June 16, 2014

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Dear mothers: Are you lonely?

It’s easy to get discouraged and feel defeated. Don’t. The point is, don’t let loneliness steal this season from you. It’s precious and it’s beautiful and it will be... Read more »

June 13, 2014

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'Thank Heaven for Fathers': Video pays tribute to dads

In honor of Father's Day, Radiant has released a video featuring reflections from 30 people on the roles dads played in their lives. Read more »

June 13, 2014

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Paternal Parenting: Mentoring counters media messages on fathering

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Despite high levels of fatherlessness in America, more and more men want to be there for their kids, both physically and emotionally. Yet many dads still struggle to know what it means to be a good... Read more »

June 13, 2014

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Family breaks GoFundMe donation record with campaign to save daughter

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As a deadly disease threatens to take their daughter, one family has reached out to strangers to fund the clinical trial that could save her life, with record-breaking results Read more »

June 11, 2014

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Sherry Young: The summer solstice can help us create a little magic

Fireflies are one of the summer joys we miss about Connecticut, well, that and the beaches. There aren’t any fireflies in Utah, but with daylight saving time there is plenty of beautiful... Read more »

June 11, 2014

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5 inexpensive gifts for Father's Day

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Think you don't have time to get your dad something while staying on a budget? Think again. Read more »

June 11, 2014

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Athletes and politicians discuss challenges of working fathers

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When baseball star Daniel Murphy took three days of paternity leave to be with his newborn baby, it reignited a national discussion of what the role of the father is in the family, provider or... Read more »

June 11, 2014

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Dad taught by doing, not talking

My dad taught me by what he did, not what he said. Read more »

June 11, 2014

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The miracle of hard work

When I reached out to my dad, he reminded me, tenderly at times and bluntly at others, that the only way out of my situation was to work my way out one inch at a time. Read more »

June 11, 2014

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3 lessons learned from my father

Fathers teach us many things. Here are a few lessons that I learned from a great dad. Read more »

June 11, 2014

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Book review: '9,000 Miles of Fatherhood' is an eye-opening father-son adventure

“9,000 Miles of Fatherhood” chronicles the odyssey of a man and his 13-year-old son, Peter, from Salt Lake City to Yaviza, Panama. Read more »

June 10, 2014

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Book review: ‘Big Russ and Me — Father and Son: Lessons of Life’ shows the power of everyday fatherhood

Widely regarded as a popular and influential television personality, Tim Russert viewed his father as one of his heroes. His book, “Big Russ and Me—Father and Son: Lessons of... Read more »

June 10, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Finding the moments of mommy joy

There are those moments – the ones promised by parenting books – that peek through during the long and often patience-thinning days. They are the moments I have been on the lookout for... Read more »

June 10, 2014

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: A daughter plans a special birthday for her mother

A daughter plans a special birthday surprise for her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Read more »

June 10, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Do kids drive you to your knees?

How often do parents feel at their wits' end and wonder how they are going to cope with the confusion, contention, competition and conundrums that are part of the parenting process? Read more »

June 10, 2014

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Breakfast with Dad

After feeling neglected by my friends, Dad picked up the slack and created a memory I would treasure forever. Read more »

June 10, 2014

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Killing grass and 14 other lessons I learned from my father

Fifteen lessons I learned from my father — all of which I learned with my eyes and not my ears. Read more »

June 10, 2014

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Parents fight for their right to protect privacy

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The concerns over the government's collection of student data has led parents to advocate for stricter privacy laws and more consideration for the parents' right to know what information is being... Read more »

June 10, 2014

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Parents’ dilemma: To share or not to share kids’ photos on social media

Fitzgerald Swanson is barely 6 months old, yet he has his own private Twitter and Instagram accounts. Read more »

June 10, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: Strive for 100 percent emotional attendance

At this time of the year, with schools closing for the summer, kids are honored for their achievements. One award stands out: perfect attendance. To have perfect emotional attendance, a person has... Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Firm handshakes and long laughs: Lessons my father taught

In honor of Father's Day, Megan Woodhouse Needham shares some of the lessons her father taught his children. Read more »

June 9, 2014

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