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Adoption under fire

By Susan Olasky
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Adoption | During November, National Adoption Month, watch for noisy attacks on international adoption. Not getting as much attention: hundreds of thousands of dead…

Broken music

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Community | Without the structure of nuclear families, communities lapse into noise

The parenting ‘experience’

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Parenting | The California law that grants same-sex couples the same insurance coverage for fertility treatments as heterosexual couples doesn’t break any new…

Raising risk-averse children

Raising risk-averse children

By D.C. Innes
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Government | A series of Michelle Obama-inspired postage stamps depicting children participating in active recreation—soccer, running, jumping—will never grace your…

In praise of evangelistic parents

In praise of evangelistic parents

By Chelsea Kolz
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Faith & Inspiration | If you care about your church, pray for it. That conviction inspired my parents to drive to church half an hour early to pray for the service on Sunday. All…

Better late than early in the education of children?

Better late than early in the education of children?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Education | Seen on Facebook: “What does my 3-year-old need to know?” What would your answer be to that? Many moms (and a few dads) would provide workbook…

From homeschooling to home alone

From homeschooling to home alone

By Amy Henry
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Parenting | This week, for the first time since 1993, I am home alone without my children. For the first time in two decades, I have not spent the entire summer scouring…

Sending your ‘hand-shucked’ son off to college

By Amy Henry
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Parenting | Dear Austen, Next week you join the ranks of the college bound, all 25,000 of them heading to your particular school. I suppose that means there are 25,000…

California leads the way in confusing our children

California leads the way in confusing our children

By D.C. Innes
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Culture | When I was a teenager, I was enamored with all things Greek: Greek antiquity, Greek music, Greek food. I wanted to be Greek! At some point a classmate…

Childcare power grab

Childcare power grab

By Marvin Olasky
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Government | Washington officials who want more power almost never say, “I want more power.” Instead, they typically speak of protecting the powerless and improving…

The sonograms sealed it

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | In 1977 I had to battle a doctor to be in the delivery room when my first child was born. One improvement in American life is that fathers are typically…

In parenting, who trains whom?

In parenting, who trains whom?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Family | My son recently posted a short video of his new baby girl with this caption: “For my whole life until about three months ago I would have thought this was…

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