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Why you should talk to, instead of punish, your children when they lie

Punishments prove to be counterproductive when a child lies, says a new study.

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Obtaining driver's license a rite of passage that eludes most teens in Utah foster care system

Less than 2 percent of Utah teens in the state foster care system are able to obtain driver's licenses. Foster teens and the Division of Child and Family Services are asking lawmakers to consider a... Read more »

Oct. 23, 2014

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Which language should bilingual parents teach their children? Research says both

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Recent research studies and experts suggest that teaching your child two languages will enhances his or her brain development. Read more »

Oct. 23, 2014

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In the Whirled: 9 tips for survival parenting

Every parent knows that sometimes, especially in those early years, you are battling extreme conditions. For all you parents still in the throes of survival mode, here are nine tips for survival... Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Speed-dating for a mom friend?

Mommy friends are about the hottest commodity a stay-at-home mom can have, so it’s no wonder we’re always on the lookout for solid fellow mothers to add to our Rolodex of go-to... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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The 'boo' stops here!

I had finally figured out how to work the "boo" system until my husband intervened. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Book review: 'How to Hug a Hedgehog' empowers parents to help teens

Parenting teenagers can be tricky, but Brad Wilcox and Jerrick Robbins offer some valuable insights to help reduce the pitfalls of parent-teen relationships and other situations. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Do we teach our kids joy, or do they teach us?

Through the years, we have thought a great deal about joy. One of the things we have concluded is that the greatest joys of all come in and through and because of families. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Three books that changed my life this year

With hundreds of thousands of books published every year, it’s clearly impossible to read them all (especially for a busy mother). Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Watch: Wheatley conference on family

The Wheatley Institute of Brigham Young University is sponsoring a conference today, titled "Family is Crucial: Views from Law and Social Science." Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Playing favorites can increase the chance a child will use drugs and alcohol

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Children who feel like they're not the favorite sibling are more likely to abuse substances if they grow up in families low on warmth and interaction, according to a new study from Brigham Young... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Chris and Sally Mart create a refuge for children, build a family

Chris and Sally Mart have adopted 17 children over the years, and most require constant attention Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Why we should nurture wonder

I believe in keeping our children young as long as we can. There's no need to hurry up the maturity. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: It's not overpopulation that threatens the developed world

Many of us grew up hearing warnings about overpopulation — the crowding, the depleting of resources, the pollution and the inability of the earth to sustain so many people. But things change. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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What parents need to know about 'unrated' DVDs

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Unrated DVDs and Blu-rays have become a popular part of the home video market. Parents should be aware of the content and definitions of unrated DVDs so they can make better movie viewing decisions... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: If Pinterest makes you feel like a failure as a mother

My mother didn't specialize in home decor or gourmet cooking, and she didn't lift weights or run marathons. But she makes me feel like I am the most important, wonderful person ever born. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: 3 unbelievably simple parenting ideas that work

Did you know that children need a minimum of eight touches during a day to feel connected to a parent? Read more »

July 21, 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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Jimmy Kimmel Halloween prank brings tears to eyes of kids (+video)

Jimmy Kimmel brought tears to the eyes of many children recently. But they weren't tears of joy. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2013

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The 10 marriage commandments: How to make daily choices to love your spouse

Create a lasting and fulfilling marriage by adopting these 10 guiding principles. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2013

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The six words your spouse and children need to hear today

When simply watching someone makes your heart feel as if it could explode right out of your chest, you really should let that person know. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2013

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To moms of one or two children, from a mother of five

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 »

Aug. 15, 2013

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