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Raising Resilient Children

Resilience: the ability to adapt effectively in spite of serious threats to development. This is something that we all want our children to develop. We want to help them succeed even when the odds are against them. Research has found some consistent themes of what factors promote resiliency in children. These protective factors fall under […]

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It’s Never Too Early or Too Late

Bradley D. Foster tells a story about an interview he had with a young man. This young man’s father talked with his son each year and warned him of the dangers he would be facing. This father taught his son to come to him with questions and concerns about what is right and what is […]

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Should You Pay for an “A”?

There is a lot of controversy about whether children should be paid for good grades.  Many parents argue that it motivates their children, teaches the importance of an education, and helps their kids learn that effort brings rewards.  After all, one would expect to get paid more for excellent work when one is employed.  However, […]

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Rearing Responsible Citizens

Parents have a huge influence on their children and this extends to political and civic engagement. David B. Magleby, former dean of the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences at BYU, and his wife, Linda W. Magleby, explain the impact parents can make in these areas of children’s lives and why society needs a […]

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The Importance of Playtime

In 2009 Melinda Wenner Moyer wrote an article entitled “The Serious Need for Play” that was published in the Scientific American Magazine. In the article she argues that free play which is unstructured and imaginative, is important for children to be able to grow into happy adults. Children today have less free play time because they are participating […]

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