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Tara Westover and the Contradictions Which Allowed Her to Write a NYT Bestseller

Tara Westover and the Contradictions Which Allowed Her to Write a NYT Bestseller

Tara Westover refuses to admit that if her parents had taken a conventional path, she would not be where she is today.

How to Raise 'Em Tough in a World of Chaos

How to Raise 'Em Tough in a World of Chaos

Is it too risky to bring children into this chaotic world in which we live?

Five Simple Dating Tips Today’s Young People Have Forgotten

Five Simple Dating Tips Today’s Young People Have Forgotten

Professor Kerry Cronin and her famous dating class at Boston College are back in the news.

The Ignored Factor in New Zealand’s Mass Shooting

The Ignored Factor in New Zealand’s Mass Shooting

Lots of things poisoned Brenton Tarrant's mind. But why hasn't anyone mentioned divorce?

Politicizing Pediatrics: How the AAP’s Transgender Guidelines Undermine Trust in Medical Authority

Politicizing Pediatrics: How the AAP’s Transgender Guidelines Undermine Trust in Medical Authority

The American Academy of Pediatrics has unfortunately taken a major step that, if not reversed, will undermine that trust.

Three Ways to Stop Hating Taking Your Kids to the Playground

Three Ways to Stop Hating Taking Your Kids to the Playground

If more parents took the time to step back, evaluate their playground stance, and found ways that both they and their children can enjoy the experience, would we see many happier, healthier, and responsible children… and fewer stressed parents?

Three-Quarters of Parents ‘Adulting’ for Their Grown Children

Three-Quarters of Parents ‘Adulting’ for Their Grown Children

When should parents transfer responsibility to their children?

How Storytelling Could Revitalize U.S. History Scores

How Storytelling Could Revitalize U.S. History Scores

Whatever I teach, I teach storytelling.

Life Lessons from a Modern-Day Lighthouse Keeper

Life Lessons from a Modern-Day Lighthouse Keeper

Split Rock Lighthouse keeper Lee Radzak is leaving the job after 36 years. What made him stay so long?

Is It Time for International Women’s Day to Lose Its Victimhood Status?

Is It Time for International Women’s Day to Lose Its Victimhood Status?

Women are constantly starring as victims of the male patriarchy, of inequality, of sexual/physical/emotional/abuse.

Is a Happy Marriage Just a Matter of Genes?

Is a Happy Marriage Just a Matter of Genes?

What’s the secret of a happy and enduring marriage? According to a team from the Yale School of Public Health, it could be the genes of husband and wife.

Are We All 'Cat Persons' Now? How Modern Dating Destroys Intimacy

Are We All 'Cat Persons' Now? How Modern Dating Destroys Intimacy

In common parlance, a “cat person” is not simply someone who likes cats; it is a lonely human being who has either refused or is unable to achieve the risks and benefits of human intimacy.

Sorry, Marie Kondo. Most People Have Too Little Stuff.

Sorry, Marie Kondo. Most People Have Too Little Stuff.

Of course, it’s great to have a tidy house. No one denies that. But the alleged benefits of the KonMari method are absurdly overblown.

Arresting Homebirth Midwives Just Reduces Women’s Birth Choices

Arresting Homebirth Midwives Just Reduces Women’s Birth Choices

After being arrested and charged with practicing midwifery without a license last fall, a midwife in upstate New York is wondering whether or not she will go to jail for the work she has done for decades.

Netherlands Moving Towards Euthanasia for the Healthy

Netherlands Moving Towards Euthanasia for the Healthy

Even though the parameters for euthanasia in the Netherlands are very wide, one member of Parliament wants to allow any one 75 years or older to be able to request euthanasia for any reason whatsoever.  

Schools Renormalize Raising Adults

Schools Renormalize Raising Adults

It’s unfortunate, of course, that we need projects and play clubs to grant our children a taste of the freedom and fun we enjoyed as kids.

Nine Ways to Actually Help a Friend Through Tragedy

Nine Ways to Actually Help a Friend Through Tragedy

When you or someone close to you is facing the worst kind of tragedy, some kind of death (because every bad thing is some kind of death), you want to help. But you think: “There’s nothing I can do!”

4 Ways to Navigate Toddler Meltdowns While Shopping

4 Ways to Navigate Toddler Meltdowns While Shopping

Every parent has been there, and it’s every parent’s worst nightmare.

Alexandra Tolstoy and the Appeal of a Simple Life

Alexandra Tolstoy and the Appeal of a Simple Life

Alexandra Tolstoy's images portray the simplicity and the peacefulness that we all secretly crave for ourselves and our children, but feel we never can attain in our fast-paced modern world.

How #BelieveAllWomen Could End Up Hurting Women

How #BelieveAllWomen Could End Up Hurting Women

Assuming the physically stronger party is always more likely to be guilty is absurd.

Canada’s Universal Child Care Program Suggests Elizabeth Warren’s Plan Would Be Disastrous for Children

Canada’s Universal Child Care Program Suggests Elizabeth Warren’s Plan Would Be Disastrous for Children

If Canada’s program is any indication, the government’s definition of “high-quality” child care may, in fact, be harming children.

US Millenials Are Leaving Larger Cities

US Millenials Are Leaving Larger Cities

It is no longer cool to be young, single and live in Manhattan.

Why the Minimum Wage Shouldn't Be a Family Wage

Why the Minimum Wage Shouldn't Be a Family Wage

Unless Elizabeth Warren is nostalgic for the era of the Great Depression, she should recognize that increasing the minimum wage to a family wage would cause long-term harm to American families.

How YouTube AutoPlay Becomes Your Child’s Worst Nightmare

How YouTube AutoPlay Becomes Your Child’s Worst Nightmare

They’ll probably start out watching clips from innocuous shows like “Peppa Pig” or “Paw Patrol,” but it’s all too easy for them to end up in much darker territory.

Teaching Children 'No' in the Era of #MeToo

Teaching Children 'No' in the Era of #MeToo

Children have to be taught what no means. But how?

Adolescents Have a Fundamental Need to Contribute

Adolescents Have a Fundamental Need to Contribute

It’s time to move away from outdated stereotypes of adolescents as only selfish and dangerous risk-takers and to consider how they are ripe for learning about contributing to others and their communities.

Five Ways to Develop Children's Talents

Five Ways to Develop Children's Talents

Talent is made, not born.

What Every Young Man Needs to Know

What Every Young Man Needs to Know

Peterson and McKay agree that most young men have not heard positive encouragement.

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