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Family Values

A Turning Point For Children? Or More Talk?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 10.07.2016 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

The economic impacts go far beyond the individual and family, for low and middle-income countries, the lost economic opportunity of continuing to allow millions of children to suffer from stunting, inadequate stimulation and care could be as much as twice what these countries spend nationally on health.

Vote Hillary Clinton For Family Values

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 10.05.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Over the course of my adult voting years, I have voted both Democratic and Republican, but this year, my choice will be Hillary Clinton, specifically because I believe she upholds many of the family values that I believe are core to Mormonism including: a pro-immigration stance, attention to women's health care issues, keeping same-sex marriage legal, decreasing poverty, and improving education access for all.

How The Family Fabric Sustains Us

Michael Mamas | Posted 09.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Mamas

Some time ago, my niece was feeling bad about herself because of typical teenage stuff: social struggles, body image issues, issues with self-worth, e...

9 Tips To Develop A Great Family

Jim Fannin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Parents
Jim Fannin

The family unit in America has eroded over the last 20 years. Today, families eat alone, rush to and from children's schedules, think about work during family dinners, disregard formal manners, sleep irregular hours, yell, berate each other and above all else, DO NOT communicate.

Is Rewarding Good Grades an Effective Parenting Policy?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

We all want our kids to do well in school. We want learning to become an enjoyable part of their lives. How do we do this? Do we give rewards? What ki...

Michelle Obama And The New Face Of Family Values

Jack Levison | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Jack Levison

Co-written with Andrew Klumpp. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ I met my first Democrat w...

Trying To Explain Donald Trump To A Small Child

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 07.26.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

'Donald Trump's a bad guy.' 'Well, he's not exactly a bad guy, Honey.' So began this morning's unusual political debate. It wasn't unusual for me to be involved in a debate but my opponent was intransigent. He's three. He's my grandson.

Passing On Family Values: A Conversation With My Daughter

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 06.13.2016 | Parents
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Play games and listen to your children. You may be a disciplinarian during the day but, every night make sure you listen to them carefully in this 1-on-1 time alone. Before going to bed ask them these three questions.

What Happened the Day I Said Goodbye to My Dream Home

Renee Davis | Posted 05.26.2016 | Religion
Renee Davis

Even though life and the things of this world are but vapors, the values, morals, time, and memories I instill in my son and share with those I love will last for generations to come. This means that I'm committed to a life of faithful obedience that is focused on eternal and not external, temporal things.

Big Rocks

Lisa Pullen Kent | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Lisa Pullen Kent

I ran out of time. For a year I intended to write about turning 50 - a contemplative, insightful piece extolling the wisdom gained from living for half a century, but in a few days I'll be 51. Gone the way of shoulder pads and stirrup pants, like it or not, the time has passed.

Driving with Dad

Tom Kramer | Posted 05.12.2016 | Comedy
Tom Kramer

My parents taught me to be grateful, graceful, and obedient. At times I wasn't one or two of them. Okay... at times I wasn't all three of them. Over time, these values became easier to abide by and I'm grateful for the lessons.

Have We Lost Our Sense Of Community: "Sunday Soul" Finds A Way Back

Lia Miller | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices
Lia Miller

Thinking beyond yourself, doing your part, getting involved and giving to others knowing that when you are in need, it will come back to you ... that is the essence of love.

I Thought Parenting Was My Life's Purpose: I Was Wrong.

Tracy Otsuka | Posted 04.29.2016 | Women
Tracy Otsuka

My ambition is restless and my drive is relentless. There's this need I've always had--a constant calling to do things differently than they've always...

My Daughter Had a Baby And I Don't Even Know Her Name

Anthony Papa | Posted 04.29.2016 | Books
Anthony Papa

During my imprisonment I had tried to commit suicide, been stuck with a knife, and was beat down with a pipe--but nothing hurt me more than my separat...

Relationships and Values in the Laissez-Faire Culture

Ege Ozyegin | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Ege Ozyegin

In the United States, the societal structure is overly individualistic. Especially in certain geographic areas like the Northeast, individualism and self-centered values are to an extent that pushes one towards selfishness and loneliness.

Bernie Sanders Lays Into Republicans For Hypocrisy On Family Values

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) went after the Republican presidential candidates Friday for their hypocrisy on the issue of "family v...

These Are The Values I Grew Up With

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 01.26.2016 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

We all grow up with a certain set of values. Our families of origin have a tremendous influence on our lives, and although some values may be later deemed unnecessary, or need to be adjusted, others are still viable and have great impact.

The Intended Consequences of Paid Leave

Ellen Bravo | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

As a nation, we hold strong families among our highest values. Yet for millions of Americans, being a good parent to their children or good children to their parents too often leads to financial disaster. A family and medical leave insurance program will go a long way toward changing that.

The Tradition of Charity

Ralph Nader | Posted 12.17.2015 | Books
Ralph Nader

In my book, The Seventeen Traditions, I wrote about the ideals my parents passed along to my siblings and me. The chapter on "the tradition of charity" contains the following story, which I hope will inspire some reflection and contemplation this holiday season.

3 Holiday Hints for Teaching Generosity

Richard Greenberg | Posted 10.21.2016 | Impact
Richard Greenberg

For many children, this time of year is about getting gifts far more than giving them. This is completely understandable, as these holidays are for many parents an opportunity to show children that we love them and we want them to be happy. But it's also important to teach our kids that giving presents can be as gratifying as getting them.

If Princess Leia Were a Mom...

Melinda Pajak | Posted 12.11.2015 | Entertainment
Melinda Pajak

This is exactly what mothering is--being strong and vulnerable at the same time. When you have kids, it is as if your heart is walking around outside of your body. It's more than wearing your heart on your sleeve.

The 4 Words Stay-at-Home Parents Dread the Most -- and What That Says About America

Anne-Marie Slaughter | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Anne-Marie Slaughter

Choosing to invest in others when everyone and everything is telling you to continue investing in yourself and your career shows strength of character and a willingness to live your principles. Why can't we learn to evaluate the success of a life, or even of a career, as a blend of money and meaning, of both climbing a ladder of accomplishment and building a web of relationships? We can, of course.

6 Siblings and 5 Valuable Lessons Learned

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 11.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Daffnee Cohen

I'm number 3 (the best number of course) out of 6 children. Let that sink in. That is a LOT of children. As the years pass by, as we all get older and...

Happy Birthday Son

Sophia M. Tarlas | Posted 11.04.2015 | Parents
Sophia M. Tarlas

I don't care to worry about what the future holds because worry will only take away from the happiness of today, where I can relish in the magic of a 23rd birthday and say I am so proud of my son.

How I Survived 3 Sibling Weddings In One Year

Avelist | Posted 10.28.2015 | Weddings

If you've been through even ONE family wedding, I bet your jaw is still on the floor because you know what goes into a wedding and you cannot imagine three of them in the same year. Here's how my family survived the year of the weddings.