Marriage & Parenting

It's safe to vaccinate kids — studies find autism risks are linked to genetics instead

A Swedish-based study has found a genetic link to the development of autism.

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Parenting on the edge of a blade: How much freedom, how much control?

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As summer begins, many parents are grappling with questions about how much parental control is too much, issues of personal danger and the need to let kids push boundaries. Read more »

June 8, 2014

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Would you skip a meal to feed a child?

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Shelene Bryan went to Africa to find the two children that she sponsored for $25 a month. Were they real or just a scam? Read more »

June 7, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Traditions of togetherness

For me, however, this Disneyland weekend isn’t really about Disney. It’s about family. And being together. And sharing something we all enjoy. We’re making memories, and that... Read more »

June 6, 2014

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To the lady ashamed of being pregnant with her fourth

I met you in the elevator on my way back from the pediatrician’s office. As we parted ways, I felt an immense sorrow for what our society has become. When did having a large family become... Read more »

June 5, 2014

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In the Whirled: The end of education

Education has become as divisive as politics, religion and parenting. Yet it's something we need to talk about. It’s time for us to think outside of the red brick building. Read more »

June 4, 2014

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Study finds that parental spending on kids’ sports may be misguided

The days of furthering a kid’s athletic career by telling him to go play outside are ancient history. Read more »

June 3, 2014

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Do-it-yourself summer camp

The summer season is officially upon us, and that means it's time for busy parents to think about what the kids will do when school gets out. Read more »

June 3, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: The greatest adventure ever had: camping with toddlers

My boys need the challenge of the mountains. They need to run and scream and be brave and throw rocks and tough it out. Read more »

June 3, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: What would the world be like without families?

An interesting book by Alan Weisman, titled “The World Without Us,” theorizes on what Earth would be like without humans. An equally interesting question is “What would the world... Read more »

June 3, 2014

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Making embryos from the DNA of 3 people doesn't appear unsafe

Britain's fertility regulator says controversial techniques to create embryos from the DNA of three people "do not appear to be unsafe" even though no one has ever received the treatment, according... Read more »

June 3, 2014

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Critics claim 'Moms' Night Out' movie is anti-feminist

When "Moms' Night Out" was released in theaters, director Jon Erwin didn't anticipate the criticism that followed. Some viewers called the movie "anti-feminist." Read more »

June 2, 2014

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House panel votes to allow waivers on school meals

A House committee has endorsed a Republican plan to allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards. Read more »

May 29, 2014

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The Clean Cut: First-time dad reads letter to newborn daughter

Jefferson Bethke became a father on May 16 when his wife Alyssa Bethke gave birth to their daughter Kinsley. But before she came, Jefferson decided there were a few things he wanted to tell her. Read more »

May 28, 2014

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Summer pregnancy 101: Beat the heat and keep your baby healthy

Pregnancy can be uncomfortable. Utah's summer heat can make it even worse. Make sure you're doing what it takes to keep you and the baby healthy. Read more »

May 28, 2014

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First lady responds to school meal critics

First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is "unacceptable." Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Positive psychology can work wonders

A lesson that too many coaches and too many parents never learn is that criticism and demands do not motivate; encouragement and praise do. Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Generations of women past create a kinder world

As I navigate the balancing act of working and staying at home, I think about the paths my grandmother and mother forged before me. Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Kids, parents are embracing the 'walking school bus'

As a group of children walked home together from school in Providence, they held hands and played the "I Spy" guessing game. When they reached a busy intersection, an adult accompanying them... Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Wright Words: Should we lower the hoop for our kids?

After a lengthy and well-orchestrated campaign by my two young sons, I’ve finally purchased a basketball standard for the driveway. It’s the typical rolling model with height adjustment... Read more »

May 20, 2014

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What growing green beens taught me about being a grateful mother

Beans have become my gratitude practice, reminding me to keep searching, leaf by leaf, for small joys. Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Company rolls out new campaign following concerns over open toilet ad

A company is rolling out a new ad campaign and an offer for customers after a previous mailer featuring a child playing with a rubber ducky next to an open toilet drew criticism over safety concerns. Read more »

March 21, 2014

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How (and why) to be the meanest mom in the world

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 »

Nov. 12, 2013

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Matt Walsh: 'You’re a stay-at-home mom? What do you do all day?'

We get a lot of things wrong in our culture. But, when all is said and done, and our civilization crumbles into ashes, we are going to most regret the way we treated mothers and children. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2013

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Kate applauded for not hiding new mommy tummy

As Kate and William showed off the royal baby, what caught the eye of many women was not the new heir to the throne but the Duchess of Cambridge's post-childbirth silhouette: that little bump under... Read more »

July 25, 2013

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