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Why are Catholic Bishops Defending Illegal Immigration? They’re Bought?

Why are Catholic Bishops Defending Illegal Immigration? They’re Bought?

Religious organizations and other charities are scooping up billions in government funds earmarked for refugees and illegal immigrants. Are we at all surprised that they want to maintain the status quo?

How 'Incredibles 2' Is Making Superheroes Great Again

How 'Incredibles 2' Is Making Superheroes Great Again

'Incredibles 2' has a lot to do with the virtues of a system that allows individuals to find out what they can do well and how those abilities can serve others for their good.

 What’s in a Name? Mom and Dad’s Political Preferences, Apparently.

What’s in a Name? Mom and Dad’s Political Preferences, Apparently.

Can you figure out someone’s political leanings based on their child’s name? A research team at University of Chicago suggests you can.

 What the Reaction to MPR Raccoon Tells Us About Millennials

What the Reaction to MPR Raccoon Tells Us About Millennials

The raccoon that scaled the UBS building in Saint Paul, Minnesota took Twitter by storm.

Are Modern Children’s Books Training ‘Little Radicals’?

Are Modern Children’s Books Training ‘Little Radicals’?

Today’s children are experiencing a barrage of new books – in school, in libraries, and even at home – which encourage them to fight for social justice, to question the past and its authorities, to assert their own opinions and fight for them.

Suicide: I've Heard its Siren Call

Suicide: I've Heard its Siren Call

This is my life: Imagine a dagger thrust into your solar plexus. Now imagine that dagger with you at every step of life, whether it be the mundane or the joyous, such as the birth of your child or the celebration of a wedding anniversary. Grinding, penetrating, endless pain.

Suicide in America Is Surging. What’s Driving This Mentality of Despair?

Suicide in America Is Surging. What’s Driving This Mentality of Despair?

With the sudden passing of designer Kate Spade and TV personality Anthony Bourdain—both of whom authorities believe took their own life—it’s easy to wonder if an epidemic of suicide is upon us.

Does Robbing Children of Work Deny Them a Sense of Fulfillment?

Does Robbing Children of Work Deny Them a Sense of Fulfillment?

"They're not asked to do anything to contribute to a neighborhood or family or community," Lewis told NPR. "And that really erodes their sense of self-worth."

Why Are So Many ‘Whiz Kids’ Homeschoolers?

Why Are So Many ‘Whiz Kids’ Homeschoolers?

Are homeschoolers really these brilliant geniuses who have the genetic capability to be brainiacs… or is there something more to their success?

Doctor Explains Why Parents Shouldn’t Encourage Boys to Play with Dolls

Doctor Explains Why Parents Shouldn’t Encourage Boys to Play with Dolls

Encouraging boys to embrace girl toys and behaviors is growing in popularity, particularly with rising interest in gender neutral child-rearing. But is it the best move for boys?

California Parents Pull Their Children, Stage Rally Over Controversial Sex-Ed Curriculum

California Parents Pull Their Children, Stage Rally Over Controversial Sex-Ed Curriculum

The sixth grade curriculum includes lessons on gender identity, birth control, the stages of sex, STDs, HIV, and pregnancy.

5 Financial Benefits Singles are Missing by Being Single

5 Financial Benefits Singles are Missing by Being Single

On a purely selfish level, is marriage still worth the struggle and fuss?

How to Cultivate a Marriage That Will Help Your Child Succeed

How to Cultivate a Marriage That Will Help Your Child Succeed

According to psychologists Philip and Carolyn Cowan, there are a few well-researched, but often overlooked aspects to ensuring solid development in a child’s life.

Yale Student Explains Why It’s Necessary to Encourage Two-Parent Families

Yale Student Explains Why It’s Necessary to Encourage Two-Parent Families

Rob Henderson overcame the odds of broken homes and foster care and graduated from Yale. His experiences have convinced him that two parents are essential to the well-being of children.

Why Do So Many Parents Throw Extravagant Birthday Parties for Their Kids?

Why Do So Many Parents Throw Extravagant Birthday Parties for Their Kids?

If we want to cultivate an attitude of respect and gratefulness in our children, is throwing an extravagant birthday the way to achieve it?

In the Wake of Mass Shootings, Parents Reconsider Mass Schooling

In the Wake of Mass Shootings, Parents Reconsider Mass Schooling

Parents who remove their children from the confines of the conventional classroom are not running away from reality. They are running towards it.

Why the Millennials are Socialists

Why the Millennials are Socialists

If you want to understand what will likely happen politically in ten years, simply look at the cultural beliefs of the younger Americans and how they live their lives. Politics and policy will eventually conform.

Boys are Growing Frustrated by Living in a Feminized Society… and That’s Showing Up in Their Friendships

Boys are Growing Frustrated by Living in a Feminized Society… and That’s Showing Up in Their Friendships

Is it time to stop treating the traditional, rough-and-tumble boy like a dangerous creature who must be toned down to suit feminized society?

Therapist Explains Why Parents Should Not Seek ‘Consent’ to Change Their Child’s Diaper

Therapist Explains Why Parents Should Not Seek ‘Consent’ to Change Their Child’s Diaper

As anyone who has ever changed a diaper will tell you, obtaining consent for it isn’t as easy as getting a few coos and giggles.

The Childhood Quality That’s the Best Predictor of Health, Wealth, and Happiness
Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Should Change Their PR Once the Honeymoon’s Over

Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Should Change Their PR Once the Honeymoon’s Over

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who will wed on Saturday, should not be lulled into a false sense of security by the positive coverage they’ve been receiving. 

In ‘Mother,’ Author Kathleen Norris Showed What Career Women Miss by Foregoing Motherhood

In ‘Mother,’ Author Kathleen Norris Showed What Career Women Miss by Foregoing Motherhood

Do women and young girls need to realize that being a wife and a mother is not a life of drudgery and oblivion?

Nomophobia: Breaking Your Cellphone Addiction

Nomophobia: Breaking Your Cellphone Addiction

A weekend fasting from personal devices.

The Secret to Teaching Children Self-Control Is Letting Them See It in Others

The Secret to Teaching Children Self-Control Is Letting Them See It in Others

Is self-control something you can acquire, like a new language or a taste for opera? Or is it one of those things you either have or don’t, like fashion sense or a knack for telling a good joke?

7 Basic Things All Parents Should Teach Their Children

7 Basic Things All Parents Should Teach Their Children

While it’s worthwhile to explore the pros and cons of attachment parenting, Tiger Moms, or free-range concepts, do we get too caught up in these theories? And in so doing, do we forget the basics every parent should pass on to a child in order to ensure that he or she becomes a flourishing adult?

Why are Teachers ‘Raising the Children’?

Why are Teachers ‘Raising the Children’?

Is the education system trying to replace the core unit it desperately needs to back it up?

How to Tell if Your Kid’s ‘Fussy Eating’ Phase is Normal

How to Tell if Your Kid’s ‘Fussy Eating’ Phase is Normal

If you have a child who is a fussy eater, you’re not alone. Almost half of all children will go through a fussy eating period in the early years.

Why Joanna Gaines’ New Book Has Soared to the Top of the Bestseller List

Why Joanna Gaines’ New Book Has Soared to the Top of the Bestseller List

Some of this is likely due to Joanna Gaines’ celebrity status. But after looking through her cookbook, I can’t help but wonder if there’s something more than popularity generating the chart-topping sales.

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