Hey Parents, Do THIS to Get Teens to Listen!

Getting teens to listen can be a challenge, and when they don't, parents often tend to rely on criticism and negative consequences to "teach" their teens to make better choices in the future.  A new study suggests this might be counterproductive.The study, conducted by University College--London, looked at the differences between the motivational styles of  adults versus adolescents.  Researchers report, “Unlike adults, adolescents are not so good at learning to modify their choices to avoid … [Read more...]

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New Study Finds THIS Parenting Style Predicts Highest Rates of Success, Happiness, Morality in Adults…

Parenting can be tough work, and there are lots of different ideas about what it means to be a good parent, but with good information, every parent can be equipped to raise healthy, happy, godly kids.  A recent study in Japan surveyed 5,000 adults to investigate the impact on parenting styles and adult levels of job success, happiness, and moral reasoning.Based on their findings, the researchers then divided parenting methods into six categories:Supportive: High or average levels of … [Read more...]

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A Crisis In Catholic Fatherhood

A recent caller to my radio program said that she and her husband weren't on the same spiritual level.  He didn't go to mass or pray with her. He zoned out when she talked about the faith.  As a result, her children were starting to buck her efforts to form them in the faith.  The problem, as she saw it, was that "he's a convert so it just isn't reasonable for me to expect him to be in the same place that I am."  Thinking that he might be a recent convert, I was hopeful that there might be some p … [Read more...]

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So, What IS Modesty Anyway?

Fellow Patheosi, Rebecca Bratten-Weiss posted a terrific article that cuts through a lot of the nonsense people say about what modesty is and what it isn't.  You should read the whole thing, but here is a sample.If modesty is a virtue, it should be for everyone, but in the usual account, if one is not young and hot, or if one lives in a culture which accepts nudity, is there no need for modesty? Some might respond that to be comfortable with nudity is itself immodest, but such a view is very … [Read more...]

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New Major Study of 160,000 Children Finds Spanking Causes Similar Harm As Abuse.

Children need solid discipline, consistent expectations, and solid structure, but there are many better ways to accomplish these ends than corporal punishment.  A new study examining 50 years of data derived from observations of 16,000 kids finds that spanking (defined as striking a child with an open hand) and abuse are not  substantively different phenomena but rather cause similar problems with child behavior and well-being.  According to the study...--- The more children are spanked, th … [Read more...]

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MRI Shows Breastfed Babies’ Brains Develop Better/Faster than Formula or Mixed-Fed Infants

Several weeks ago, I posted an article on how nursing facilitates the development of structures in the brain responsible for moral cognition, and a follow up article on how certain "high -touch" parenting practices (extended nursing, extravagant affection, skin-to-skin contact, "baby-wearing", prompt response to cries) facilitate the development of the social brain.  In that latter article, I walked readers through how such parenting practices facilitate moral and social development.  This l … [Read more...]

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Parenting Style Most Significant Factor Predicting Support for Trump, New Study Finds

Readers of Parenting with Grace, in which I discuss this very issue (not as it relates to Trump, but to other historic, cultural and political trends) will not be surprised by this latest study from the Univ of Massachusetts which found that what draws voters to Trump is not church affiliation, political leanings, socio-economic status, or educational level--but the parenting style in which you were raised.Sound crazy?  It's not as crazy as it sounds.  In fact,  are 60 years of research ba … [Read more...]

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The Myth of Optional Breastfeeding & Why You Might Not be Breastfeeding Long Enough

UPDATE:  This article has sparked tremendous outrage from readers.  PLEASE NOTE.  Save for a few editorial comments which are mine, this article is a re-posting of a blog by UND's Dr. Darcia Narvaez, 2015 winner of the APA's William James Award for research in the psychology of religion, morals and values. Her work represents the state-of-the-art of developmental moral psychology and this award puts in on the same level as Lawrence Kohlberg.She isn't saying that moms who can't nurse for me … [Read more...]

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