Marriage & Parenting
Researchers examined 75 studies spanning a half century to figure out what spanking does and does not do.
Sometimes in an effort to do what I think my family needs, I forget that the very nicest gift I can give my children is a happy mother. Read more »
We are facing it this week: the annual battle to instill the true meaning of Christmas into our young children and grandchildren. Read more »
It's OK if young folks live with their folks. It's not a sign that they are financial failures. Given the current economic reality for so many, the new normal is economic interdependence. Read more »
Christmas can be a rough time for mothers, but we can look to Mary for an example of faith in the face of trials. Read more »
Pew Research Center has released a new survey showing "outlooks, worries, aspirations" are formed in large part by what a family's financial situation looks like. Read more »
With this information, hopefully we can keep in the proper spirit of the season, which is remembering the life of the Savior who wants us to love one another. It will help us beware of our... Read more »
Just when you think you’ve had enough of winter celebrations, consider one more: the winter solstice. Read more »
How to save a marriage, avoid mealtime battles and more advice from the most-read Family stories of 2015
Authors sharing personal insights on issues such as parenting, online security, resolving marital conflict, meal preparation, fidelity and others make up our list of the most-read Family stories of... Read more »
When I hear the term “body image,” my thoughts most often go to young girls. Recently, however, something broadened my view. Body image is not just a girl thing. Read more »
As we enter a presidential election year that looks to be filled with divisions and extremism, many parents are looking for a way to give children a more positive attitude about public service. Read more »
Santa ignores them. Programs typically don't include them. So when the adults in their lives don't have the resources to give, they simply get left out during the holidays. Read more »
Holidays could easily make me feel like a “mom fail.” As I scroll through Facebook and Instagram, it is obvious my little ones are getting the raw end of the deal. Read more »
I’m ashamed that I was so fixated on such silly things, but like the pubescent girl adjusting to her developing physique, I find all the changes pregnancy brings to my body difficult to swallow. Read more »
More children are receiving screenings for autism at a younger age, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Wednesday. Read more »
The joys of life, and particularly of motherhood, come and go in the moments. Read more »
Generally speaking, kids are better protected by knowledge than by fear. Read more »
Research from China says that children whose parents don't provide direct care for long periods develop more gray matter — and that's not good news for the child. Read more »
When you’re not in the driver’s seat, you don’t need advice. You don’t need suggestions or questions or opinions. You just need a hand to hold and an ear to listen to you so... Read more »
Jessica Harston Thompson danced the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy with Ballet West more times than she can count. Now, she enjoys watching from the wings as her daughters dance. Read more »
I’m tired of this being a lonely battle. I know there are other moms out there who face the same situation, and I think that it is time for more understanding about the seriousness and... Read more »
A video featuring one pediatrician's technique shows parents how to calm a crying baby. Read more »
After years of failed efforts, the House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to sharply scale back the federal role in American education. But the bill would retain the testing requirement in the 2002... Read more »
Nonprofit Vroom app brings cutting edge brain development insights to parents in digestible form. Read more »
A person may be less likely to discriminate against gays if that behavior gets him labeled as homophobic, or more careful about belittling Jews if his speech brands him as anti-Semitic. Do we need... Read more »
I saw a picture on Instagram of my friend holding her brand-new twin baby boys with a caption that read, “I haven’t gotten a single thing done today. ... I’m holding my babies and... Read more »
Patience is a virtue, and unfortunately it is not at the top of my list of virtues. I have always struggled with keeping my cool when things become chaotic or stressful. Read more »
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife announced the birth of their daughter Max as well as plans to donate most of their wealth, or roughly $45 billion, to a new organization that will tackle a... Read more »
Annoyed that his mom didn't give him her full attention when on the phone, this son issued his mom a ticket, demanding a large sum of money to make up for lost quality time. Read more »
A simple experiment revealing a heartwarming Christmas message is contributing to the appeal of one Ikea commercial. Read more »
For four decades, our holiday greeting has been in the form of a Thanksgiving poem and family picture. We wanted to share this year's rendition and express our thanks to you, the readers of our... Read more »
At the beginning of my mothering journey, my attitude was that the kids needed to stay out of the kitchen so cooking would be easier for me. The spills and splatters from our everyday meals were... Read more »
Bunchems is a trendy toy that consists of plastic balls kids can connect together to make different shapes. However, they will also wreak havoc on kids' hair, and many frustrated parents are taking... Read more »
This year, I’m hopeful that we can truly give thanks with our hearts and our hands as we transform our attitude of gratitude into action. Read more »
Book review: 'The Gift of Failure' points to shifting parenting strategies to help children handle life's challenges
In "The Gift of Failure," author Jessica Lahey shifts parental paradigms by encouraging the quest for competence rather than confidence. Read more »
I made it through the heartbreak of infertility and came out the other side with grateful eyes that were more open to every good thing that life had to offer me. Read more »
BYU family studies professor encourages members to view their spouses with an eternal perspective. Read more »
What to get a tech-savvy kid who's tired of the same old tablets and video games? New toys this year range from easy-to-use sets for building circuits to a talking dinosaur powered by IBM's Watson... Read more »
In a world where kids can't always be sheltered from images of terrorism, like the murders in Paris, parents face the daunting task of explaining what happened in ways that won't traumatize the... Read more »
The eight living children of DeAnne and Eric Williams have scattered geographically — two in Maryland, one each in Idaho and Colorado and four along Utah's Wasatch Front. They've scattered in... Read more »
Among these recently released picture books, some by authors with local ties, are stories that use autumn themes to share lessons on letting go and growing up along with deepening relationships... Read more »
Thanksgiving falls between the candy craze of Halloween and the wish-list frenzy of Christmas, making it challenging for children to maintain an attitude of gratitude. Here are some suggestions for... Read more »
Here are nine simple traditions my family has developed over the years that help us turn November into a month of gratitude and joy. Read more »
We find that the easiest, simplest, least scary and best way to start planning the autumn of your life is simply to set up some folders in which to collect information and ideas. Read more »
Technology is more rooted in parenting than ever. Since making its "no screens before age 2" recommendation in 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics finally has the science it needs to update... Read more »
Educators in a small Colorado town say they had no choice but alert police when they discovered that many high-schoolers were using a cellphone app to collect and hide hundreds of naked photos of... Read more »
What was it that made me feel free and playful? Why is it so hard for me to feel that way every day? Why do I struggle to have fun with my children? Read more »
She could be your sister, your co-worker or your best friend. One in 7 women experiences perinatal mood disorders, and most don't seek treatment. The result can be devastating. Read more »
Pamela Hirsch watched her daughter, Nicole Lawson, endure fertility issues, and the two decided to do something to help others, according to The Huffington Post. Here's what their organization,... Read more »
With high U.S. infant mortality rates compared to the world's other high-income countries, experts propose American parents take a tip from those living in Finland. There, they have their babies... Read more »
There are some things I want you to know about me. About children. About this journey through motherhood that we're both on. Read more »
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