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Little girl lost

By Amy Henry
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Family | Earlier this week, as we watched our son’s last basketball game of the season, a strange, muffled alarm rang out and people grabbed their phones to find an…

Tell your children a story

Tell your children a story

By Amy Henry
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Parenting | Albert Einstein once said, “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more…

Hearing loss takes the fun out of loud toys

Hearing loss takes the fun out of loud toys

By Julie Borg
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Health | It only takes 15 minutes of playtime for a loud toy—anything 100 decibels (dB) or louder, about the volume of a jackhammer—to damage a child’s hearing,

How dads affect kids’ brain function

How dads affect kids’ brain function

By Julie Borg
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Science | The absence of a father during childhood development may cause defects in a child’s brain structure that can lead to social and behavioral impairments,

Another beautiful mouth to feed

By Jeff Koch
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Family | It’s official: Koch baby No. 8 is coming soon to a hospital near you. Glad though the tidings be, I’m sorry to say the news almost finished off my dear…

Raising gritty kids

Raising gritty kids

By Amy Henry
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Parenting | My 9-year-old son came home from school yesterday “coughing,” saying he would be too sick to go to school today. The cause of his “sickness”? The next…

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 Boes
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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…

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