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Linda & Richard Eyre: Our love-hate relationship with movies

Movies are today’s storytellers, and unless you know the stories of a culture or a society, you don’t know that culture or society. Read more »

March 4, 2014

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Why money doesn't grow on my family tree

As I learn more about the women in my family history, I find that there's nothing stereotypical about the quirks we have in common. Read more »

March 4, 2014

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Reading 'Roller Coaster' makes a real ride come to life

How a simple picture book helped create my greatest memory of Disneyland. Read more »

March 4, 2014

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Deseret News editor discusses 'The Father Factor' with NPR talk show host

In a March 4 interview with NPR, Deseret News Editor Paul Edwards spoke with Michel Martin, host of "Tell Me More," about the critical role fathers play in American families. Read more »

March 4, 2014

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The biggest parenting mistake

I need to work on enjoying the "doing" and accepting the process as part of the goal. Read more »

March 4, 2014

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New York bill would hold students back if parents don't take parenting classes

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A bill before the New York Legislature would require parents of grade school children to take four parent-support classes. The children of parents who don't attend the classes would be held back... Read more »

March 3, 2014

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Same-sex couples claim Utah attorney general wrongly intervening in adoption cases

Several married same-sex parents say the Utah Attorney General's Office is unjustly intervening in their adoption cases. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2014

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Protecting children: Identifying signs of a child being groomed for sexual abuse

There are signs of grooming that parents should be aware of to empower their children to detect and report abuse. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Born to tweet

To be honest, I’ve been hesitant to embrace Twitter, probably because my idea of social networking is a nice piece of bond paper, a quality pen and a stamp. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Passing the torch: Parents of Olympians live their dreams

There will come a point when there is a sort of “passing of the torch,” when I let go of some of my dreams and let my children achieve theirs … and, in a beautiful way, their... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2014

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The art — and heart — of caring for aging parents

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Twenty years ago, when she was trying to care for her aging, increasingly frail parents, Virginia Morris looked for a guide to help, but didn't find much. So she wrote the book herself. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2014

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Guide to caregiving provides simple steps and easy-to-follow advice

Virginia Morris' "How to Care for Aging Parents" is for those who struggle to figure out end-of-life issues, from companionship to organization and personal safety. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2014

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Should welfare programs pay more attention to dads?

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Based on decades-old stereotypes that single mothers are raising children alone and single dads are “deadbeats,” the majority of U.S. anti-poverty programs almost exclusively serve... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2014

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Older men more likely to father children with disorders, research shows

Men shouldn’t wait for their later years to have kids, a new body of research has found, according to The Daily Mail. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2014

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16 reasons to thank your dad

A list by Thought Catalog outlines many of the things people should thank their dads for. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: I wish I may, I wish I might

We humans wish in an assortment of ways. There is the first star of the evening. If that doesn’t work, there is the wishing well. Drop in a coin and you buy a wish. There also is the dried... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2014

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Why the number of single dads is on the rise

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A recent Pew Research study found that 8 percent of households with minor children are now headed by a single father, up from just one percent in 1960. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2014

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Facebook, other websites transforming into new grieving and recovery ground for families

Parents struggling to deal with the death of a child, a child with cancer or a disability may find comfort online. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2014

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The father factor: What happens when dad is nowhere to be found?

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Twenty-four million American children — one in three — are growing up in homes without their biological fathers, the 2011 Census says. Children in father-absent homes, it notes, are... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2014

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Playing Safe: Safety focus at Safe Kid Fair Saturday

Child safety was in the spotlight at the Safe Kid Fair at the South Towne Exposition Center Saturday. Hosted by the Salt Lake County Health Department, Safe Kids Salt Lake County and Clear Channel... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2014

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Bill that would provide jury trials in parental rights termination proceedings advances to House

The House Health and Human Services Committee voted 5-4 Friday to give a favorable recommendation to a bill that allow parents the option of a jury trial to determine whether to terminate their... Read more »

Feb. 21, 2014

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'Tiger Mom' Amy Chua defends controversial parenting style, new book in Q&A

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Yale professor and best-selling author Amy Chua takes time to chat with the Deseret News about parenting and which culture traits lead to success. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2014

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Kansas reacts to proposed 'spanking bill'

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A proposed bill in Kansas that would redefine and reestablish what spanking is within the state has drawn mixed reactions from across the state. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2014

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How to stay emotionally connected to your spouse after having children

Staying emotionally connected after having children is something you have to work on every day of the year. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2014

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In parenting, where is the line between freedom and neglect?

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A British High Court just ruled that a mother's 'permissive' parenting style may be more neglectful than it is casual hands-off. The ruling raises questions about parenting styles. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2014

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