Marriage & Parenting
The “sandwich generation” has mounting financial burdens and an increase in family responsibility.
We are all born into family. And we hope that family will surround us when we exit this world. In between, family provides us with our greatest joys and deepest sorrows. Read more »
Together and separately, we have written more than 40 books over the past four decades. But we feel that none of our previous writing has been anywhere near as important our new book, "The Turning." Read more »
A Utah couple needs funding help for a new style of children's book that "takes the fun off the page." Read more »
Kids love to be the best, but putting too much of an emphasis on winning can lead to kids wanting to succeed whatever the cost. How can children learn to compete in a way that prepares them for the... Read more »
As state bans on same-sex marriages fall across the country, some Nebraska officials are holding strong to that state's status of having one of the nation's most restrictive laws, which affects... Read more »
The national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance survey finds that about a third of high school students drink regularly, a quarter recently had a physical fight and more than a third are sexually... Read more »
"I felt like my priorities were messed up," Heigl says. "I was putting so much time and energy into just my work. I was raised to believe that family comes first." Read more »
Struggling couples may not need to visit a marriage counselor to fix their problems. Little gestures of love can go a long way in creating intimacy and establishing a more stable connection,... Read more »
You're a new dad. Guess what? Your life is about to change. Here's how and why. Read more »
From Homer Simpson to Modern Family's Phil Dunphy, incompetent fathers are everywhere in the entertainment and media industries. Cheerios' new ad campaign wants to change that. 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 »
We, as parents, are the ones trying to make play dates fit with our lives. We want them to be orderly, planned and well-supervised. But the best play dates are messy, completely chaotic and have... 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 »
There's a lot of importance in a name. But who has made their name work for them throughout history? Here's a list of the most powerful names from throughout history. 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 »
What had become of me that I needed to scream at two precious little people who I loved more than life? 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 »
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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