Marriage & Parenting
American parents sometimes get a bad rap for the way they raise their children.
All too often parents will side with their young athlete when conflict arises. While there are times when this is necessary, doing so when smaller conflicts arise will undermine the coach,... Read more »
As a grandparent, you are positioned to create the kind of family narrative that can make your grandchildren stronger and more resilient. Read more »
When I picked my son up from his first day of 4th grade, my usual (enthusiastically delivered) question of “How was your day?” was met with his usual (indifferently delivered)... Read more »
Living out of a suitcase for three months has taught me just how few possessions I need to enjoy life. Read more »
I have written this column with a very specific woman in mind. She is the woman who feels that even her best efforts haven’t been enough lately. She is tired. She is worn out. Read more »
New research challenges the notion that breastfeeding boosts a child's intelligence quotient Read more »
Being read to is important for language development and other benefits to small children. But when a specific adult takes on the task, the benefits are even better, researchers say. Read more »
I love my son’s morning routine chart because it holds me accountable for the things that are important to me as a mother. Read more »
As I go through my boxes of old treasures that have lost some of their shine, I wonder what to save, what to toss and what will be worth hundreds of dollars on eBay 10 years from now. Read more »
We live in an obsessive culture that worships youth and disdains age. If you are in your 60s or 70s and have reasonably good health, you are probably, all things considered, better than you have... Read more »
Being a good, deliberate mother who is not only on top of the visible work of managing a home and family but also the unseen mental and emotional work of raising good human beings is not something... Read more »
Commitment and optimism are two of my top contenders for the qualities I hope my daughter finds in a future spouse. Read more »
Shannon Christensen Abbott's mommy "Hallelujah" has been seen over 30 million times, but she isn't just relying on her past success. Read more »
A study by University of California, San Diego indicated there's a specific reason babies smile, especially at their mothers. Read more »
Exercise saves my marriage by releasing the tensions and helping me have clarity of thought. It can help yours too. Read more »
Many researchers, but not all, think that allowances are a good way to teach children the importance of budgeting — but they need to be accompanied by frequent conversations with their parents. Read more »
We are still in Europe as we write this week, and we’ve now been gone long enough that we will soon feel ready to head for home. Read more »
We all want what’s best for our families, but I finally see that what’s best for them isn’t perfection — not in our diets or in any area. Read more »
Time to "be still" often gets squeezed out by a crammed calendar. Read more »
Local mom Shannon Christensen Abbott's mommy rendition of "Hallelujah" is viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook. Read more »
Some school districts across the U.S. are looking to change the format of parent-teacher conferences. Here's how parents can get the most out of the traditional conferences. Read more »
We tried to plan a vacation that we thought was most important for our family, but turned out to be far down the priority list. Exposing our planning and specifics of our household budget to our... Read more »
It’s hard to really see the beauty of it all while we’re trying to keep everyone safe and moving forward on the right track. Read more »
As usual, I just tell you guys what has worked for my family. If you've got something else that works for your family, please keep right on doing it with my blessing. Read more »
Real, full-on, no-caveat, nothing-held-back marriage commitment actually becomes a kind of magic. Read more »
Here's a collection of 14 picture books with school and friendship themes to entertain and inform both school-age kids and those who still have a few years left at home. Read more »
In our quest to raise children who become contributors to the world and to help them avoid typical teen angst and destructive behaviors, my husband and I decided this was something we wanted to... Read more »
I was going to lose my mind if I heard one more ridiculous fight between my children. Then, I found a system that restored the peace and my sanity. Read more »
Many teens across the United States are using hand sanitizer to get drunk, which puts their life and body at extreme risk. Read more »
Aspiring college students will be able to apply for federal financial aid three months earlier than now and submit a previous year's tax return, changes aimed at helping more people pay for school,... Read more »
An Alabama district attorney took to Facebook to warn parents of an app that makes hiding photos easy for teens. Read more »
It is enough to have a normal day marked by steady repetition, work and even a little craziness. 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 »
Megan Wright sits with her son Hudson Wright, 3, after demonstrating how to properly use a car seat during a press conference about child safety seats at Fresh Market in Salt Lake City on Thursday,... Read more »
When a Virginia teen rang up a $540 phone bill, her dad chose a different route in letting her know it wasn't OK. Read more »
Wise parents will involve their children in their grandparents' lives. Wise grandparents will choose to be involved in their grandchildren's lives to link the generations. Read more »
As parents, we don’t get to follow our child’s every move and ensure that the hard, sad and lonely never make it into the chapters of their lives. Read more »
We need to be encouraging and supporting other mothers, not slandering and slamming them for their mistakes. Read more »
Hateful comments condemn distracted mother in typical Internet fashion. Read more »
Millennials say they want to preserve their options and their excitement and to keep some peace and solitude. And they think they would throw all of them out the window if they “settled... Read more »
With Labor Day behind us, summer is officially over. And that means, nationwide, most children should be back to school. If your home is like ours, that also means back to stress. Read more »
If, in the midst of a breakdown, I can step back and see all the factors coming into play, it will be much easier for me to have mercy in the moment. Read more »
Every mother feels like a failure at some point, but the trick is to realize our children don't dwell on our mistakes nearly as much as we do. Read more »
Teacher posts chart showing ideal bedtimes for students, and parents explain why it's a 'pipe dream'
A Wisconsin elementary school teacher posted a bedtime chart to help parents decide what time their kids need to go to bed. Some viewed it as helpful, while others said it was unrealistic. Read more »
Every year, teens die in motor vehicle crashes. In a third, the teen was driving. The adults in their lives can play a big role in keeping them alive. Read more »
Beans have become my gratitude practice, reminding me to keep searching, leaf by leaf, for small joys. Read more »
Hydrogen, by itself, has unique properties. Oxygen has its own set of qualities. But when they are combined, in a committed, fused sort of way, they become marvelous, clear, flowing, life-giving... Read more »
Here are a few of my ideas for managing and balancing the busy routines of everyday life. Read more »
A PTA form went viral for its realistic take on how overwhelming parents' lives are. Read more »
Crushed by a boulder, a Utah dad is lucky to be alive after a wild week in the wilderness with his son. Read more »
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