Marriage & Parenting
I thought I’d take this opportunity to share three fantastic books that are well worth the read.
As I limped down the gym floor in shame and glanced horrified over my shoulder, I know — I just know — behind their forced smiles, both teachers were thinking, “Heaven above,... Read more »
The old adage of "do your best" has been replaced with the new childhood mantra of "be THE best." Read more »
After I became a mother, I sought the Lord for wisdom. Every. Single. Day. After a few years, I thought I had this mom thing down, but deep inside there was a bit of worry. Read more »
Dear Mr. Dad: School is starting and my 11-year-old daughter is pretty stressed out. Read more »
We stand three times taller than a typical child. We'd have to cozy up to a mammoth 18 feet tall to get the same feeling. Imagine how tall a chair or a crib would seem. Picture your house as a... Read more »
Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Read more »
A generation ago, no one would have questioned the premise that the family is the basic unit of society. Today, it is questioned from many sides. Read more »
Religious values in a community might be able to influence whether or not a woman works, regardless of her own religious leanings, showing how powerful moral communities can be on individual... Read more »
While I’m prepping my house and brain and closets for the school year, I also like to take time every year to prep my kids for the social component of school. Read more »
Studies and research alike have found benefits from breast-feeding. Some have disputed them, but here are 10 of those benefits for both kids and mothers. Read more »
Pornography exposure is inevitable in today's sex-saturated society, and experts say the way parents respond to that exposure and communicate with their kids is crucial to their child's — and... Read more »
Insights from the Behavioral Science Guy: Here's one of the most powerful ways to improve the moral character of our world
The most powerful way to improve the moral character of our world is not policing but talking. We can help one another stay morally engaged by simply talking more often about the values embedded in... Read more »
Working the standard 40-hour week isn't enough for many employers, who expect workers to spend an extensive amount of time in the office, at the expense of family time. Read more »
Did you know that children need a minimum of eight touches during a day to feel connected to a parent? Read more »
Different things will work for different families, but here are some hard-won tips that work for my family that might help make your road trips less stressful and more joyful. Read more »
Insights from the Behavioral Science Guy: More teaching, less threatening can lead to greater influence
Bad behavior is more often due to a lack of skills than to bad motives. When we learn to recognize our tendency to ask, “Why would a reasonable, rational and decent person do this?” our... Read more »
Use behavioral science tactics to help children take control back from the game controller and other electronic devices. Read more »
The key to parenting in the digital age isn't about your children at all. It's about you. Read more »
Little One, it is not, has never been, and never will be your job to “keep him interested.” 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 »
The right kind of preparation in high school can make a big difference in keeping students on track for college completion. Read more »
You are a good mom. You matter. You are making a difference. Read more »
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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 »
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 »
Chris and Sally Mart have adopted 17 children over the years, and most require constant attention Read more »
I had finally figured out how to work the "boo" system until my husband intervened. Read more »
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 »
The Wheatley Institute of Brigham Young University is sponsoring a conference today, titled "Family is Crucial: Views from Law and Social Science." Read more »
Recent research studies and experts suggest that teaching your child two languages will enhances his or her brain development. Read more »
With hundreds of thousands of books published every year, it’s clearly impossible to read them all (especially for a busy mother). Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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