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Intuition: The sweet spot between helicopter and free-range parenting

Could a new type of parenting — "Intuitive Parenting" — be the answer?

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It's not just about getting your kids to do chores — it's teaching them how

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According to a recent study, when children do chores they learn to be more empathetic, they better understand the importance of contributing to family and are well-adjusted. But it isn't just about... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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3 F's for family reunions

Family reunion — the very words conjure images of parks or beaches, barbecues, volleyball games and tugs of war. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: Dear mother who wonders if she is enough

One day, as I walked to pick up my son from school, the mommy guilt piled on. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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There's more to spending quality time with your kids than you think

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Recent studies have found that parents spending quality time with kids is more important than how much time they spend together. However, other data indicate parents only spend a few minutes each... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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How overbearing parents can hurt their kids' college careers

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Helicopter parenting continues to have the effect many studies have already found: severe anxiety and even depression among children when they are thrown into the adult world in college. Read more »

July 10, 2015

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Volvo has a new baby car seat on the way. Here are 9 other car accessories for your child

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Volvo announced this month it'll create a new baby car seat that will replace passenger seats. Here's a look at nine other car accessories for your child. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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How a mail mix-up brought a father peace 20 years after his son’s death

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It only took 20 years for a father to finally get the closure he was seeking in the death of his son, and it came by mail. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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It’s not just Anna and Elsa: Most Disney princesses don’t have parents

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While Disney movies may be mildly sad at times, they are built on happily ever afters. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: What 85-year-olds say is important

It’s one thing for us baby boomers to try to project and plan our lives over the next 20 or 30 years, but it's something else entirely to listen to 85-year-olds as they look back and analyze... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Erin Stewart: How 'Inside Out' sent me a mommy wake-up call

Pixar's new movie, "Inside Out," helped me remember why I should embrace sadness, not run from it. Read more »

July 6, 2015

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One factor that impacts family stability in red and blue states

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Brad Wilcox and Nicholas Zill look at how race and ethnicity play into the makeup of stable families with different political orientation, finding that some racial groups do better in certain... Read more »

July 6, 2015

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The U.S. women’s national soccer team finds strength in motherhood

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The U.S. women's national soccer team is more than just a group of international soccer stars. They're also a team of mothers. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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An active family vacation is possible even in the summer heat

Recently, my husband and I took the kids down to St. George for a weeklong vacation. Yes, St. George in the dead of summer, during a vicious heat wave. It was hot. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Is family the 'end' and everything else the 'means'?

We frequently mistake plans for goals. We go after things but don’t ask ourselves why we want those things or what they will lead to. We frequently mistake the means for the ends, and the... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Brooke Romney: Why we are taking the fun out of life

My children have a problem. They think the purpose of life is to have fun. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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The underlying spiritual themes of Pixar films and what they teach kids

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With underlying spiritual themes in its popular films and an upcoming short featuring religion, Pixar is fostering kids' spiritual side. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Child custody reforms push for equal time with both parents

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Twenty states are considering shared parenting for parents after separation or divorce as part of a reform in family courts. There are many ways fathers, and those who support them, are trying to... Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Kids graduating? 'The best is yet to be'

I (Linda) clearly remember feeling my heart beat a little faster as I proudly watched our first little daughter graduate from her preschool class many years ago when we lived in McLean, Virginia. Read more »

June 16, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: To grouchy moms everywhere

For several years now, I’ve been trying to live under the guise that I’m one of those fantastic moms whose entire life is made up of silver linings. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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My life is going to be so much bigger than my wedding day

My wedding day was beautiful, but I’m not convinced it was the biggest day of my life. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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What we've lost and what we've gained by having children

I will never stop believing that, someday, what we’ve gained is going to feel so much bigger than what we gave up. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Strong-willed children are a blessing, not a curse

When my kids were young, I would sometimes wonder what I had done wrong when child after child was born into our family with a hefty dose of “strong will.” Read more »

Dec. 1, 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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