Family

Raising Sons in the Age of Trump

Many women find themselves terrified of raising male children in 'Trump's America.' 

Don’t Be Outraged by this Teacher’s Dating Advice. Pass it On!

The idea that women and men had different roles on dates was not such a radical idea once upon a time.

Would Bradley Manning’s Sentence Have Been Commuted?

In an age in which sexual and racial identity dominate American politics, it’s a question that seemed to be on a lot of minds.

Stem Cell Science Could Soon Make Sex Obsolete (or Largely Recreational)

Scientists are close to finding out how to create eggs and sperm in a Petri dish. 

These Eight US States have Shrunk in 2016

U.S. population growth is at an 80 year low.

Is it Time We Stopped Viewing Schools as the Best Parent?

When it comes to school, educators always know best, right?

The One Thing Even High-Quality Childcare Can’t Offer

Ivanka Trump wants to provide families with childcare assistance. But that won't fill this one void...

What Parents Can Learn From this 4-Year-Old Reading Prodigy

The Library of Congress had a special visitor Wednesday: 4-year-old Daliyah Arana.

A Neuroscientist Explains Why So Many Children Can’t Read

Have feel-good practices and culturally sensitive attitudes replaced the factual tools kids need in order to read?

Study: Those Participation Trophies Aren’t Doing Kids Any Good

Unearned praise, we seem to have determined, is necessary to ensure that children don’t get depressed and fall further behind their peers.

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Chicago: 3 out of 4 Blacks Born out of Wedlock

Let’s talk about the issues behind Chicago’s violence.

America’s Kids Badly Need a ‘Chore Culture’

Would we see a change of direction in society if more kids were raised in a “chore culture” of hard work and responsibility both at home and school?

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No, Don, this was Evil

Bad parenting or not, the perpetrators of this crime must be held accountable for their actions.

Neuroscientist: Gender-neutral Parenting is ‘Futile’

Have we been misguided in our attempts toward gender neutrality?

Psychologist: Society Experiencing a 'Devaluation of Masculinity'

Society is experiencing a “devaluation of masculinity,” a fact attributable to the lack of male role models in current culture.

France Bans Parents from Spanking Their Children

France thinks it's the parents, not the kids, who need an attitude adjustment.
 

For Americans, Work-Life Balance Is Becoming More Elusive

Are we living to work rather than working to live?

Why I'll Miss Carrie Fisher

The daughter of screen legend Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, Carrie Fisher grew up in the glamour (and turbulence) of Hollywood.

Webcamming: The Sex Work Revolution No One Will Talk About

While giving women a platform to conduct sex work, webcamming also generates sizeable corporate profits. 

Friendship: A Powerful Antidote to Racism

The more diverse friendship networks we cultivate, the less we think in categories of “us vs. them."  

5 Suspensions From 2016 That Show a Common-Sense Deficiency in Our Schools

The rise of zero-tolerance discipline policies in schools has resulted in suspensions for … interesting incidents. 2016 was no exception.

Physician: American Children ‘Immersed in a Culture of Disrespect’

"Then Kyle replied, ‘Shut up, mom. You don’t know what you’re talking about.’ ... Kyle is 10 years old."

How Can Children Believe that Santa Claus Exists?

Research shows that 83 percent of five-year-olds think that Santa Claus is real. Why?

Why Wandering Minds Are Unhappy Minds

A pair of Harvard researchers found that humans spend nearly half their time thinking about something other than what they’re doing.

How to Overcome Awkward Conversations During the Holidays

The reality is that almost everyone–single, infertile, overwhelmed by parenting, out of work–has their own set of heartaches and personal issues.

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