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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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The six most important lessons my marriage has taught me

Maybe there are some people out there (real people, not people in books and movies) who have easy marriages full of non-stop romance and deep soulmate connection. But I don't know any of them. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2014

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Moms have midlife crises too

There are some things about being a midlife mom that I never anticipated, and occasionally they get the best of me. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2014

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Video interviews help youths see around life's 'next curve'

Rick Stevenson's video interviews have had positive effects on children from various backgrounds, including orphans in Cambodia. Stevenson is working to get the program to more individuals and... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2014

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Why I post about my children online

The key to parenting in the digital age isn't about your children at all. It's about you. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2014

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How (and why) to be the meanest mom in the world

When your kids tell you you’re mean, take it as a compliment. The rising generation have been called the laziest, rudest, most entitled kids in history. Don’t give up. They may think... Read more »

Nov. 12, 2013

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Navigating the difficult path of grief

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Each grief is different, getting through it unique. Sometimes surviving a loss means both holding tight and letting go. Read more »

Oct. 23, 2013

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Dating dilemma: How soon is too soon to date?

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A study says kids who date too soon face problems in school and at home. But it takes proactive parenting to navigate the murky waters of young love. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2013

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Board books provide learning, fun for children

Board books are smaller, stronger and contain many concept for beginning listeners. This is a list of new board books. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2013

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The nest that doesn't empty: Preserving relationships when your kids or your folks move in

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Hurricane Sandy sent Liz Brock to live with her parents again. When Susan Higgs' kids moved home, it was the economy. In the end, though, the "why" was less important than the "how." How do you... Read more »

July 15, 2013

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Trauma and recovery: 2 couples claw back from porn addiction

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Two couples navigate the deep waters of the husbands' porn addiction, against the backdrop of research that shows exposure to porn dramatically changes a person's perspective on marriage and... Read more »

July 9, 2013

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Legal leverage: Laws to fight pornography aren't being used, anti-porn activists say

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The U.S. has laws to ban obscenity, yet those laws aren't being used, nor are they understood like they should be, say anti-porn activists and scholars. Other legal experts argue the laws are a bit... Read more »

July 9, 2013

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Expectations of cohabiting men, women may not mesh

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Men and women who cohabit may not share expectations, says a new study that finds men are often less committed to the relationship and less sure it will endure. Read more »

July 8, 2013

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Jailhouse Rock: Community fosters relationships between daughters and their incarcerated fathers

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Girls get to dance with their fathers and have dinner with them during a special day at the Richmond City Jail. Read more »

May 25, 2013

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Common Core State Standards attract controversy across U.S.

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Some say the Common Core State Standards adopted by all but five U.S. states will better prepare graduates for college and work. Others say the standards are an intrusive, cookie-cutter approach to... Read more »

May 24, 2013

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Women helping women: How $2 can save mothers' and babies' lives in the developing world

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Every year, 57 million women worldwide give birth without the help of trained health workers, circumstances in which risk of infection is extremely high and many mothers and babies die. A number of... Read more »

May 9, 2013

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Violent video games: Why experts want more research and what parents can do

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The residual effect of violent video games on kids is a hotly debated topic. Some experts say violent gaming can damage developing brains, while others shrug off the threat as a ubiquitous part of... Read more »

April 9, 2013

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No kid is an island: Homeschool co-ops give social opportunities to children who learn at home

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Families who school children at home are banding together, forming co-ops that provide social and educational opportunities their children might otherwise miss. Read more »

March 27, 2013

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Share family history by playing games

Games are a great way to teach and share family history without making it feel like a history lesson. Children can learn a tremendous amount through play. Read more »

March 16, 2013

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Including children with disabilities at school: good for kids, or good for budgets?

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Including disabled students in regular classrooms benefits many of them, and teaches lessons of empathy and acceptance to their classmates. But some say such inclusion slows progress for all... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2013

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Single for life? The social costs of fewer families

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A growing number of singles worldwide are now aging into their middle years without forming families. Across the globe, birth rates are dropping, in part because couples are having fewer children,... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2013

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Creating meaningful family moments in a plugged-in world

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As technology reframes the way families interact, mothers face new challenges to embrace this advancement to create meaningful family time in a plugged-in world. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2013

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Experts say building skills like grit and perseverance will help increase college readiness in the U.S.

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Only about half of those who start college in the United States actually earn degrees. Parents, teachers and students need to work on "soft skills" like determination and independence, experts say. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2012

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