Marriage & Parenting
A new study finds no evidence to believe claims that babies gain an edge when using "educational" products.
Parents should take a more hands-on approach to marriage prep for children, says The Federalist writer
The Federalist contributor Matthew Cochran makes an argument for investing just as many resources into preparing children for successful marriages as most parents put into ensuring college admittance. Read more »
Jackie Nussbaum knew her son liked playing DragonVale on the family iPad — a colorful game with soothing music and chirping birds where kids raise adorable baby dragons. What she didn't... Read more »
Old people and children give each other hope, experts say. They trade wisdoms — one gained by time and experience, the other unsullied and innocent. Theirs is a nonjudgmental and often... Read more »
Lilly, Leon and their baby boy, Orson, have quickly become an Internet sensation from simply spending time with one another and being creative. Read more »
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 »
Each grief is different, getting through it unique. Sometimes surviving a loss means both holding tight and letting go. Read more »
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 »
I am raising children who will grow into people with the potential to cure a disease or write legislation or bring a village water. Read more »
Board books are smaller, stronger and contain many concept for beginning listeners. This is a list of new board books. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Despite how "popular" pornography has become, it cannot remain unexamined, say media scholars and medical professionals, who warn that failing to address the the way pornography changes the brain... Read more »
Girls get to dance with their fathers and have dinner with them during a special day at the Richmond City Jail. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Experts say building skills like grit and perseverance will help increase college readiness in the U.S.
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 »
You are a good mom. You matter. You are making a difference. Read more »
Yes, it is the 21st century. Yes, the whole world is online. Yes, the communications for your job are important. Yes, at times you must be readily available. But despite all those factors, you do... Read more »
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