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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.

Is Motherhood Falling Out of Fashion?

Is Motherhood Falling Out of Fashion?

The beloved teacher from Jane Eyre provides some food for thought on mothering.

Self Control: The Overlooked Key to Wealth and Health

Self Control: The Overlooked Key to Wealth and Health

We have a secret weapon to take back ownership of our fates. 

The Art of Beautification: The Graces of Ordinary Life

The Art of Beautification: The Graces of Ordinary Life

The art of happiness requires the gift of beautifying daily life with the gracious touches that decorate rooms, select elegant clothing, bring cheer into others’ lives, create hospitable social occasions, and cultivate the manners that create harmony and affability in human relationships.

Why Aristotle Believed Common Goods Are More Divine than Private Goods

Why Aristotle Believed Common Goods Are More Divine than Private Goods

Comfortable shoes, Thanksgiving turkeys, and geometry can all teach us about happiness and the Divine.

Giving Your Baby Solid Food Early Won’t Help Them Sleep Better

Giving Your Baby Solid Food Early Won’t Help Them Sleep Better

Unfortunately there is a large gulf between the headlines and the data.

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