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Will Downton Abbey’s Gender Problem Be Solved in the 21st Century?

Will Downton Abbey’s Gender Problem Be Solved in the 21st Century?

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.

Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis: PA AG Says He Has Evidence That Vatican Knew

Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis: PA AG Says He Has Evidence That Vatican Knew

In response to the Viganò Testimony, Pennsylvania Attorney General weighs in with even more damaging news for the Vatican. 

Pedophilia & the Pope: Did He Cover It Up?

Pedophilia & the Pope: Did He Cover It Up?

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”.

Teacher Punishes Student… for Good Manners

Teacher Punishes Student… for Good Manners

Why have good manners become an object of scorn?

Stop Criminalizing Parenthood

Stop Criminalizing Parenthood

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.

Christopher Robin and the Value of Doing Nothing

Christopher Robin and the Value of Doing Nothing

The curative for a society drowning in busyness?

3 Super Simple Ways to Teach your Kids About Delayed Gratification

3 Super Simple Ways to Teach your Kids About Delayed Gratification

Children obviously need to learn to delay their gratification.  Here are three ways to teach young children a little self discipline. 

Kindness: A Pathway to a Satisfying Life

Kindness: A Pathway to a Satisfying Life

Kindness should be our default position. It is good for others and good for our souls.  

Chores: The Secret to Childhood Happiness?

Chores: The Secret to Childhood Happiness?

Would childhood anxiety and depression diminish if more parents followed through on giving chores?

Pediatricians Are Now Writing ‘Play Prescriptions’

Pediatricians Are Now Writing ‘Play Prescriptions’

How is it that parents now need doctors to tell them to let their kids play?

This T.S. Eliot Poem Describes Modern Males Perfectly

This T.S. Eliot Poem Describes Modern Males Perfectly

T.S. Eliot's famous poem predicted today's millenial generation, undeveloped and adrift.   

How Low-Energy Parents Can Get Their Children to Cooperate
Motherhood: Why Society is Making it the Most Stress-Ridden Career

Motherhood: Why Society is Making it the Most Stress-Ridden Career

Don’t criminalise mothers who make level-headed decisions regarding the welfare of their children, whom they have no intention to “wilfully neglect.”

Urban Violence Begins in Broken Homes

Urban Violence Begins in Broken Homes

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.

Soulmate Marriage: An Unrealistic Goal?

Soulmate Marriage: An Unrealistic Goal?

Is it time we abandon our unrealistic expectations of marriage?

Revered College President Explains What Parents Miss in Preparing Their Children for College

Revered College President Explains What Parents Miss in Preparing Their Children for College

Some prime advice from the late University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins.

Should Parents Have the Right to Choose a Safe School?

Should Parents Have the Right to Choose a Safe School?

When it comes to protecting a child’s well-being, parents usually know best.

The Trend Suggesting Millennials are Feeling Their Childless Void

The Trend Suggesting Millennials are Feeling Their Childless Void

Do millennials have a deep longing to be a nurturing caregiver?

Why We Fear (and Crave) Commitment

Why We Fear (and Crave) Commitment

Does the modern culture leave young people with a narrative that they must fear and mistrust love?

Divorce Lawyer: Schools Should Teach More About Marriage

Divorce Lawyer: Schools Should Teach More About Marriage

Is there a case for giving basic marriage instruction in school?

Is Spanking Harmful? Why Research Hasn’t Given Us a Clear Answer

Is Spanking Harmful? Why Research Hasn’t Given Us a Clear Answer

The American College of Pediatricians reports that most anti-spanking research suffers from three defects.  

How Phones Became Electronic Pacifiers

How Phones Became Electronic Pacifiers

Screens have become electronic pacifiers, data suggest. Whenever a parent needs their kid to sit still, they toss them a phone.

Americans Are Rapidly Warming Up to Porn, a New Gallup Poll Shows. Here's Why.

Americans Are Rapidly Warming Up to Porn, a New Gallup Poll Shows. Here's Why.

A newly released Gallup poll shows that Americans are rapidly beginning to see porn as morally acceptable.

3 Reasons Kids Are Misbehaving More—and What Parents Can Do About It

3 Reasons Kids Are Misbehaving More—and What Parents Can Do About It

Why are children misbehaving more? Is it because they want to, or because no one has taught them to behave in the first place?

How to Replicate J.R.R. Tolkien’s Education for Your Child

How to Replicate J.R.R. Tolkien’s Education for Your Child

Parents can glean a number of insights from Tolkien’s upbringing in the hopes of awakening some of the same hidden genius in their own offspring.

How Generation Z Became America’s Most Intolerant Generation
My 25th Wedding Anniversary Is This Week. Here’s the Secret to a Happy Marriage.

My 25th Wedding Anniversary Is This Week. Here’s the Secret to a Happy Marriage.

To commemorate my 25th wedding anniversary this week to my husband, Jesse, I asked readers on Facebook to share their own secrets to a long happy marriage.

Odd Things People Say to Families with Lots of Children

Odd Things People Say to Families with Lots of Children

Big families are fairly accustomed to questions, remarks, and strange looks, and generally take it in stride. We get it. We’re a bit of a distraction – or maybe attraction – out in public.

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