Parents’ phone use hurts kids: Babies with “distracted” parents might not develop correctly

I knew I needed to play with my eight year old, but I also was having an important text conversation with a coworker on a subject that needed to be ironed out. [Read more…]

Candace Cameron Bure: Why Chasing Your Dreams is Good for Your Kids

 

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An exclusive guest post by Candace Cameron Bure

I began devoting my Monday and Tuesday nights to watching Dancing with the Stars the very first season it aired. I loved the show—how it followed the contestants’ journeys in a positive light, and was a refreshing breath of fresh air for reality television.

I said to my husband that if I were asked to participate on the show, I would definitely consider it. He probably thought I was a bit crazy, but my ever-supportive Val replied with, “Do what makes you happy.”  [Read more…]

Why Parents Are So Afraid: The Overprotected Kid Syndrome

Last month Hanna Rosin penned a much-discussed article entitled “The Overprotected Kid,” lamenting how parents have worked mightily to strip virtually every perceived risk from childhood without actually making childhood that much safer. [Read more…]

Is Monsters University Left Wing Propaganda?

Like many of you, my husband and I packed up our three kids and headed to the movie theater this weekend to see the latest Pixar movie, a sequel to Monsters, Inc. called “Monsters University.” [Read more…]

Parents: ParaNorman Introduces Children to Homosexuality

Spoiler Alert

When we lived in Philadelphia, one of my daughter’s acquaintances was being raised by two women in a lesbian relationship. My friend explained the girl had two mothers and – essentially – two fathers, due to the circumstances surrounding the insemination. It was a bit much for my kindergartner to properly process, so I didn’t address the issue with my daughter. After all, I wasn’t going to tell her that “all families are the same” which was the message the public schools in Philadelphia were pushing. Instead my family’s Christian faith informs how we view sex, marriage, and parenthood, so I figured I’d answer questions only as they came up. At the time, I wasn’t ready to talk to her about heterosexual romance and definitely wasn’t ready to explain our position on homosexual relationships.   [Read more…]


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