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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.

Why are Men So Reluctant to Commit to Marriage?

Why are Men So Reluctant to Commit to Marriage?

"The Dating Project" reveals one possible reason.

How My Unschooled Child Learned to Read Financial Statements (It Started with Silly YouTube Videos)

How My Unschooled Child Learned to Read Financial Statements (It Started with Silly YouTube Videos)

This is where attaining strong literacy and numeracy skills meet individual interests and innate childhood curiosity.

(Strange) Advice from Grandma that Actually Works

(Strange) Advice from Grandma that Actually Works

Grandmothers can throw out some strange advice. And while it comes with varying degrees of apparent relevance, it often does contain quite a bit of wisdom.

Why 'Boring' Summers are the Latest Trend in Parenting

Why 'Boring' Summers are the Latest Trend in Parenting

Most children spend their summers going from one camp to the next, busily engaged in anything and everything their parents can come up with, never having a moment to catch their breath. But that may be changing.

Supreme Court Says California Can’t Force Anti-Abortion Centers to Promote Abortion

Supreme Court Says California Can’t Force Anti-Abortion Centers to Promote Abortion

The Reproductive FACT Act, “likely violates the First Amendment” and “unduly burdens protected speech.”

Who's Responsible for Separating Alien Children From Their Parents? (Hint: It's Not Trump)

Who's Responsible for Separating Alien Children From Their Parents? (Hint: It's Not Trump)

The Trump administration is simply doing what it is constitutionally charged with doing—enforcing the law.

3 Reasons Why the Pets-Babies Comparison Just Doesn’t Work

3 Reasons Why the Pets-Babies Comparison Just Doesn’t Work

Owning pets is wonderful and quite rewarding in its own way. But please do not compare it with child-rearing.

Cruelty on the Border; Cruelty North of the Border

Cruelty on the Border; Cruelty North of the Border

The Trump Administration is separating families to stop illegal immigration. How about separated families at home?

Illegal Immigrant Families: The Questions to REALLY Ask

Illegal Immigrant Families: The Questions to REALLY Ask

Lost in the emotional social media posts and virtue-signaling are serious questions that should be asked.

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.

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