Marriage & Parenting
There are three kinds of marriage that are completely conflict-free, and you wouldn't want any of them.
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 »
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 »
The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback. Read more »
What's it like to be the sister of Buster Posey, starting catcher for the San Francisco Giants? Or the brother of Steve Young, Hall of Fame quarterback? Or the sister of James Valentine, lead... Read more »
The purpose of fear is to prepare the body to respond to potential threats, but when it is caused by irrational beliefs it can instead lead to stress and paranoia. Read more »
Two stillborn babies in one Utah family led a concerned father to take on the state Legislature and make changes to the state's stillbirth law, but hospitals and funeral homes have been left... Read more »
Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. Read more »
Please don’t encourage your child to be cool and popular for popularity's sake. Read more »
Here are 15 suggested recent titles that can delight the lover of classics, those who appreciate unique art, the aficionado of ABC and number books and readers who enjoy sharing stories with children. Read more »
My father started a new family tradition with his adult children: write a one-page appreciation letter to two of your siblings or their spouses and share them on Thanksgiving. We set sarcasm aside... Read more »
This week, as we celebrate the wonderful, family-gathering holiday of Thanksgiving, let's try to think a little more about how we can make gratitude a more consistent staple of our... Read more »
I’m convinced the No. 1 cause of divorce is not adultery, financial problems or irreconcilable difference. Those are most often symptoms of a deeper problem. Read more »
With stores pushing sales on Thanksgiving day, it's harder than ever to teach kids what true gratitude really means. Read more »
A few weeks ago, while I was visiting and caring for my parents, my 82-year-old dad’s heart stopped. Read more »
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 »
Did you know that children need a minimum of eight touches during a day to feel connected to a parent? Read more »
The key to parenting in the digital age isn't about your children at all. It's about you. 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 »
This weekend, I tried a new approach to the guessing game of paying the baby sitter. Read more »
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 »
Singles today (and most married couples too) are searching for super-spouses that simply don't exist. People expect far too much from their spouse in all the wrong areas. Read more »
You are a good mom. You matter. You are making a difference. Read more »
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There are three kinds of marriage that are completely conflict-free, and you wouldn't want any of them. Read more »
Dad, your kids don’t need you to help them live the fullest life; they need you to help them find the deepest life. You don’t have to show them the world; you just have to listen to the... Read more »
We can find beauty and happiness in just about any situation if we look hard enough. Read more »
The first Home Truths Conference hosted by the Institute for Family Studies and The Wheatley Institution was held Saturday, Jan. 24, in Anaheim, California. Read more »
Parents read to their kids, monitor their screen time and engage them in extracurricular activities, but poverty is a tricky challenge to overcome, according to a briefing paper released Wednesday... Read more »
Information for parents about the film "Project Almanac." Read more »
Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding — an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community. Read more »
Ashlee Birk was left a widow after the murder of her husband and a single mother to five children at the age of 28 without any forewarning. It left her world seemingly shattered. Birk began to... Read more »
A couple's decision to let their children play alone a mile from home has raised questions on how much freedom young children should have to roam. Read more »
Celebrity moms Amanda Peet and Zoe Saldana have publicly discussed their breastfeeding difficulties, calling attention to the fact that breastfeeding challenges are not uncommon. Read more »
In school, work, even on the playground, the integrity score is more integral than the outcome. And if our children leave home knowing nothing but that, they're bound to find success. Read more »
I'm here to say there is nothing more productive than stopping to reflect, assess, dream and plan when it comes to the long-term project of raising human beings. Read more »
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