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Family Values

Re-thinking Family Values

Sarah Key | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Sarah Key

Families like mine are the new reality in America. While pundits and politicians have used "family values" as an artificial dividing line in our nation, the kind of family they imagine is obsolete.

The Contagious Disease of Happiness

Jon Vaughn | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

Being a dad is not always easy, and the life balance of being a single parent teeter-totters between my children's happiness and my own. I've heard parents say, "As long as my children are happy then I am happy." That is false. In order for my children to be happy, I must be happy first.

7 Tips for a Happy Home

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

Peace starts from home. There are a few things you can do to improve the happiness level of your house. And while doing these keep in mind that jus...

This Top Nutritionist Knows Why Monday Is the Best Day to Teach Your Kids to Cook

Diana K. Rice | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Diana K. Rice

And while some parents may balk at the idea of corralling the kids into the kitchen after a long first day of the week, starting the week off by engaging in this habit is well worth the effort.

American Family Values? Think Immigrant Women Leaders

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

For many successful conservative talk show hosts "family values" acquired an anti-immigrant meaning associated with gaining social and political power.

Keeping Memories Alive and the Importance of Family Values

Gramma Good | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

As parents and grandparents we know it our responsibility to teach positive family values. My daughters, I am proud to say, value family above all else. Growing up in our home, life revolved around family. Living on an island played a positive role in reinforcing our teachings because island living is all about family.

5 Ways to Instill Compassion in Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

As your children expand their social world, the messages from others become increasingly influential. You can actively create a critical mass of people and institutions that will support and reinforce your messages of compassion.

Why Being You Rocks

Chris Deaver | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

Create a purpose that gets you up in the morning and makes you dream dreams at night. Ground your goals in service so you become a force of nature, lifting yourself and others to higher levels than you've ever been before, innovating everything in your life to become more uniquely powerful in the universe.

Have We Lost Our Humanity?

Pramila Jayapal | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Pramila Jayapal

Here are seven ways President Obama and Congress can help ensure the safety and well-being of the women and children caught at the border, and make our immigration system fairer now and in the future.

What I Learned About Gastronomy, Family Values And Life By Making Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Manuel R. De Juan | Posted 09.06.2014 | Taste
Manuel R. De Juan

There is always more love in anything homemade.

Moral Stories and the Media

Eldon Taylor | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

A recent study carried out by researchers, Victoria Talwar of McGill University and Kang Lee at the University of Toronto, demonstrated the value of p...

Here's One Step To A Happy Marriage

Leigh Koechner | Posted 08.13.2014 | Weddings
Leigh Koechner

I want my home to be the place that is filled with love, support and laughter. So, when the disconnect is weighing heavier than the good stuff, it's time for a regroup, reboot, retreat, or in this case, a couple's workshop.

Meet Ali Ghahremani - An American Dream Story

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Now he was facing the challenge of his lifetime -- new house, new child, very limited resources and a brand new business. Failure was not an option.

What to Do When My Child Lies? 13 Ways to Respond, Prevent, and Strengthen Honest Communication

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

When parents discover their children are lying to them, they are usually filled with keen dismay, sometimes incredulity, puzzlement or anger, and underneath it all, always, in my experience, with sadness.

Scheduling Spaciousness

Bernadette Noll | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

In this fast moving world, here are, in no particular order, seven ways to schedule family spaciousness...

What's Great About Kids Today

Colleen Turner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Colleen Turner

Bullying behaviors do not last long when a child's peer group appreciates the importance of respecting themselves and others

Love Your Children: Easier Said than Done?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Our children are here to be as human as anyone else and their being human is not a poor reflection of us as parents.

Parents Against the World: The Greatest Competition

Michael M. Osit, Ed.D. | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Michael M. Osit, Ed.D.

Kids, starting as young as 3 years old, have access and exposure to a cyber-world and peer influence that competes with and can be in direct contrast to the values we are trying to instill in our children.

Work-Life Balance, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, shared some valuable advice when it comes to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Compar...

Advice From My Mother And Grandmother, From Chelsea Clinton (VIDEO)

Posted 03.17.2014 | MarloThomas

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, had a brilliant response to the question, “What is the best advice your mother gave you?” ...

Love + Discipline = Happy Functional Children

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

As parents, we are going to have human moments of raising our voices, but after we should own up to our lack of self-control and model for them what taking accountability looks like. Children who have been disciplined have been given loving and firm guidance and they show the following character traits, which last a lifetime.

25 Things Little Girls Wish Daddies Knew

Tara Hedman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Parents
Tara Hedman

Once in a while when you look at your little gal twirling in her frilly skirt, remember she'll be grown one day. What do you want her to know about men, life, herself, love?

One Direction Star In Hot Water Over 'Duck Dynasty' Tweet

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Teen

One Direction's Liam Payne came under fire on Saturday afternoon after he sent a tweet to "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson praising him for uphold...

Is the Tail Wagging the Dog?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Children, especially teenagers can be incredibly dramatic. The one thing we must do as parents is not buy in to the drama.

Carin Kilby Clark: The Most Important Thing I Will Do for My Children This Year

Carin Kilby Clark | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Carin Kilby Clark

I have worked in the business management field for over 15 years, so the concept of one-on-ones with staff is tried and true. However, I never really thought about applying that same logic to the challenge of staying in touch with my children.