Marriage & Parenting
If we are going to do these things anyway, why not give them more exciting, appealing descriptions?
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 »
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 »
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 »
While Disney movies may be mildly sad at times, they are built on happily ever afters. Read more »
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 »
Pixar's new movie, "Inside Out," helped me remember why I should embrace sadness, not run from it. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
A new study finds that a baby's vision of an adult changes based on distance. In fact, a baby can recognize your face for up to 12 inches. Read more »
The culture of winning can have a significant negative impact not only on their children’s enjoyment of the sport, but ultimately on their development as well. Read more »
My children have a problem. They think the purpose of life is to have fun. Read more »
With underlying spiritual themes in its popular films and an upcoming short featuring religion, Pixar is fostering kids' spiritual side. Read more »
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 »
ZEFR, a YouTube marketing and data company, released a study on Thursday that shares research on the massive amount of pregnancy and parenting tips shared on YouTube, and how YouTube is becoming a... Read more »
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 »
There is a distinct line between northern and southern states in the U.S., and this time, it's about family structure. Research has found that the North is more likely to host children who grow up... Read more »
Boys continue to fall behind, both in school and society. Here are eight tools to help raise your boys to be men. Read more »
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 »
My wedding day was beautiful, but I’m not convinced it was the biggest day of my life. Read more »
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 »
Chris and Sally Mart have adopted 17 children over the years, and most require constant attention Read more »
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It’s amazing how everything works out even when I give Kayden the time he needs. Read more »
As kids of all ages head back to school, moms are left facing the question: Who am I once my babies are gone? Read more »
Using IVF and other procedures typically used to help those with infertility issues, parents are choosing to pay big bucks for the ability to decide the sex of their babies. Read more »
This father's experience with phone apps during his wife's pregnancy shows the true place of apps in our lives. Read more »
Gone are the spending sprees. Teens are shopping like their parents during the back-to-school season, and that's putting a lot of pressure on retailers to change the way they market to them. More... Read more »
A new Child Trends report identifies factors in early childhood that may be linked to later bullying. And it offers suggestions on buffers that may head off child-to-child aggression. Read more »
New research highlights how reading to young children benefits their growing brains. Read more »
Review: 'Blissful and Domestic' blogger who learned the hard way shares tips for 'Living a Beautiful Life on Less'
Self-proclaimed budgeting diva Danielle Wagasky offers tips and experiences to help make ends meet and stretch each dollar in “Living a Beautiful Life on Less.” Read more »
When we ask the question of whether you should trade your independence for interdependence, most people say "No!" Their first instinct is that they don’t want to trade their independence for... Read more »
While headlines nationwide trumpet companies that are expanding maternity and paternity leave, about a fourth of new mothers are back at work within two weeks, report says. Read more »
There are plenty of unappealing responsibilities associated with raising children. If we are going to do these things anyway, why not give them more exciting, appealing descriptions? Read more »
A new analysis by FiveThirtyEight found that raising a ballerina costs approximately $100,000. It's a crazy sum for almost any family, but especially so for kids from low-income families. Read more »
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