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 … [Read More...]

Trust Me (?)

 Trust is in the news a lot these days as candidates from both parties present their ideas and ask us to trust them to lead nation.  But the campaign raises an interesting question.  How do we ever know whom we can really trust?  It can be especially difficult to know whether to trust so … [Read More...]

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" … [Read More...]

Hard to Say, “I’m Sorry” 3 Keys to an Effective Apology

Saying "sorry" and meaning it is about repairing relationship, not making ourselves feel better.  Check out my latest column for Our Sunday VisitorLent is a time of reparation — a season of sorrow … [Read More...]

Meeting Your Needs AND Your Wants–A Godly Guide to Personal Fulfillment

"That's not a need!  That's a want!"How often have you heard this?  How often have you said it?We throw the words "need" and "want"around but do we really know what they mean?  Somehow, by la … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

New Study: Extravagant Affection in Infancy Leads to Healthier, Happier, More Relational & Moral Adults

From new study accepted for publication in the journal, Applied Developmental Science.Notre Dame professor of psychology Darcia Narvaez and two colleagues surveyed more than 600 adults. They asked … [Read More...]

Mount St. Mary’s President Resigns: Do YOU Work for A Narcissist?

The news was released today that President Simon Newman of Mount St. Mary's University resigned in the wake of the scandal caused both by his policy to aggressively encourage underperforming students … [Read More...]

Zika DOES NOT Justify Contraception, Says Catholic Bioethics Center

In light of the Holy Father's comments on the return flight from Mexico, the National Catholic Bioethics Center released a statement.February 22, 2016Given the spread of the Zika virus … [Read More...]

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, 2 … [Read More...]