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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.

How Homeschoolers Defeated California’s Push to Take Power From Parents

How Homeschoolers Defeated California’s Push to Take Power From Parents

Initially, the bill tried to mandate fire inspections of all homeschooling families. Then the proposal was amended—this time to force homeschooling families to give out private information about the names and address of homeschooling families.

Alfie Evans, and the Value of a Single Human Life

Alfie Evans, and the Value of a Single Human Life

The most obvious issue is this: “What is the meaning and value of a single human life?”

Alfie Evans: From the Cradle to the Grave

Alfie Evans: From the Cradle to the Grave

I can think of no worse situation than having to choose whether or not to continue treating my child. Actually, that’s not true. There is a worse situation.

Parents Stand Up for Children in ‘Sex Ed Sit Out’

Parents Stand Up for Children in ‘Sex Ed Sit Out’

In the more than 80 hours of sex ed that kids are subjected to during their public school career, children are asked to become experts on every contraceptive drug and device imaginable, and yet no time is spent on how to form healthy marriages and happy families.

The Secret to Building a Close Family

The Secret to Building a Close Family

It's not as difficult as many would believe.

Stanford Study: Religious Teens Are Smarter (and More Conscientious and Cooperative) than Non-Observant Teens
Why Every Woman Should Read Barbara Bush’s 1990 Commencement Speech

Why Every Woman Should Read Barbara Bush’s 1990 Commencement Speech

Is it time to return to the wisdom Barbara Bush presented at Wellesley so many years ago?

4 Steps to Ensure Children Become Well-Adjusted Adults

4 Steps to Ensure Children Become Well-Adjusted Adults

"The culture of the group of which your child is a part growing up will be the culture he or she adopts as their own."

Homeschooling Freedoms Are Under Threat. Will Parents Defend Them?

Homeschooling Freedoms Are Under Threat. Will Parents Defend Them?

Our modern homeschooling freedoms come with the responsibility to protect those freedoms.

Putting a Ring on It, for the Children’s Sake

Putting a Ring on It, for the Children’s Sake

Hollywood's Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson and his partner have another daughter on the way.

The 3 Basic Ingredients Needed for Life Happiness

The 3 Basic Ingredients Needed for Life Happiness

One of the overarching desires in life – whether we admit it or not – is to simply be happy. We know it’s not always feasible or realistic, yet it’s something we desire on some level—for ourselves, our spouses, and most especially, our children.

9 Things We Fail to Admit about Transgender Kids (from an Endocrinologist)

9 Things We Fail to Admit about Transgender Kids (from an Endocrinologist)

Those in the medical community are beginning to speak up about the dangers of helping children transition to the opposite sex.

Not All Smart Girls Need to Go to College

Not All Smart Girls Need to Go to College

It’s all well and good to praise a girl for being a success in school, but when we do so, we should also consider the message it sends to her.

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