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Meet the sandwich generation caring for both aging parents and young children

The “sandwich generation” has mounting financial burdens and an increase in family responsibility.

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Why the world needs to make family a top priority

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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 »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Is the family breaking, and can it be repaired?

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 »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Utah couple writes children's book that helps parents interact

A Utah couple needs funding help for a new style of children's book that "takes the fun off the page." Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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4 ways to encourage healthy competition in kids

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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 »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unwavering

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 »

Aug. 9, 2014

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Teenagers: Engaging less in high-risk activities since 1991

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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 »

Aug. 9, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Let them eat quiche

Those who knew Dad best knew he had The Gift. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Katherine Heigl wants to stay at home

"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 »

Aug. 8, 2014

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New campaign helps couples see 'love nuggets' in relationships

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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 »

Aug. 7, 2014

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11 things that change for guys once they become dads

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You're a new dad. Guess what? Your life is about to change. Here's how and why. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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A new Cheerios ad shows that dads aren't bumbling fools — they're superheroes

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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 »

Aug. 6, 2014

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Insights from the Behavioral Science Guy: Here's one of the most powerful ways to improve the moral character of our world

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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 »

Aug. 6, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Boycott the play date? Why not just do it right?

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 »

Aug. 6, 2014

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How the cult of overwork keeps women out of the workforce and hurts families

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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 »

Aug. 5, 2014

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10 of the most influential baby names in history

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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 »

Aug. 4, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: 3 unbelievably simple parenting ideas that work

Did you know that children need a minimum of eight touches during a day to feel connected to a parent? Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Tried-and-true road trip tips for families

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 »

July 16, 2014

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The important thing about yelling

What had become of me that I needed to scream at two precious little people who I loved more than life? Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Insights from the Behavioral Science Guy: More teaching, less threatening can lead to greater influence

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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 »

July 8, 2014

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Insights from the Behavioral Science Guy: Five tips for parents of electronics addicts

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Use behavioral science tactics to help children take control back from the game controller and other electronic devices. Read more »

June 17, 2014

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Why I post about my children online

The key to parenting in the digital age isn't about your children at all. It's about you. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2014

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Setting up students in high school to succeed in college

The right kind of preparation in high school can make a big difference in keeping students on track for college completion. Read more »

Oct. 22, 2012

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Dear sweet mom who feels like she is failing

You are a good mom. You matter. You are making a difference. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2012

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