C.S. Lewis' demon Screwtape is a wily one... and those in families can be especially prone to falling into his trap.
The fact is, not every child in the world will turn into a stellar reader, sucking up information from books left and right. But there are a few simple ways adults can foster a love of reading in children.
Who profits from the dismantling of the black family in the United States? Somebody does. Who profits from the collapse of the white working class family? Somebody does.
Teaching "stranger danger" to children is a bad idea. It cannot be enforced and it hinders a child's ability to learn how to interact with adults. In addition, it ignores the fact that the adults most dangerous to children are not strangers.
Chesterton marveled at how suffragettes were willing to punch policeman in 1911 England. But he wondered whether the drive to obtain the vote for women obscured the real power which women have in society.
Putting off having children robs them of your youth.
A British aristocrat has daughters but no sons, thus his title and estate must pass to a distant male relative. It’s the classic plot device in many famous stories – ranging from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to the TV show Downton Abbey.
In response to the Viganò Testimony, Pennsylvania Attorney General weighs in with even more damaging news for the Vatican.
In his 11-page account, Viganò ultimately calls for the resignation of Pope Francis and alleges that the Pontiff actually played a role in the cover-up of McCarrick’s decades of sexual abuse, covering for him “to the bitter end”.
Why have good manners become an object of scorn?
Parents today are less afraid that their child will be kidnapped or hit by a car if they let them play outside and much more afraid that an onlooker will call the cops on them.
The curative for a society drowning in busyness?
Children obviously need to learn to delay their gratification. Here are three ways to teach young children a little self discipline.
Kindness should be our default position. It is good for others and good for our souls.
Would childhood anxiety and depression diminish if more parents followed through on giving chores?
How is it that parents now need doctors to tell them to let their kids play?
T.S. Eliot's famous poem predicted today's millenial generation, undeveloped and adrift.
Communication is key.
Don’t criminalise mothers who make level-headed decisions regarding the welfare of their children, whom they have no intention to “wilfully neglect.”
Making a child is not hard to do. Raising a child and conveying the values and rules that make for a successful life and responsible adulthood is.
Is it time we abandon our unrealistic expectations of marriage?
Some prime advice from the late University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins.
When it comes to protecting a child’s well-being, parents usually know best.
Do millennials have a deep longing to be a nurturing caregiver?
Does the modern culture leave young people with a narrative that they must fear and mistrust love?
Is there a case for giving basic marriage instruction in school?
The American College of Pediatricians reports that most anti-spanking research suffers from three defects.
Screens have become electronic pacifiers, data suggest. Whenever a parent needs their kid to sit still, they toss them a phone.