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Mother’s Day mourning

Mother’s Day mourning

By Mindy Belz
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Family | Moms perform the essential task of teaching the names that fill a world

Improving the numbers by changing the rules

Improving the numbers by changing the rules

By La Shawn Barber
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Education | St. Louis school district suspends out-of-school suspensions for young children

Europe gives France a slap on the wrist over spanking support

Europe gives France a slap on the wrist over spanking support

By Kiley Crossland
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France | The French government is taking a stand on spanking a year after getting a reprimand from Europe’s top human rights body. Last week, the Family Ministry of…

Who decides what’s ‘sexually explicit’ for your children?

By La Shawn Barber
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Education | One of my fantasies is to see millions of Christian parents pull their children out of government schools—en masse. (Weird fantasy?) And take their tax…

Child’s play

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Education | Our hurried children need to learn relational intelligence

Do some students need a firmer hand than others?

Do some students need a firmer hand than others?

By La Shawn Barber
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Education | The New York Times published a video (see below) that showed a teacher at a charter school in 2014 reprimanding a student for answering a math question…

‘You can’t know something until you know it’

By Chelsea Boes
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Parenting | In college I had a mentor who taught me many things I cannot put into words. But one of those things she put into words herself, and I have never forgotten…

Forgotten men

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Culture | The country has an unacknowledged epidemic of young men without futures

Disappearing smiles

Disappearing smiles

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | This month’s big project, in the gaps between cooking and laundry, is to tackle the photo albums. Someday when I am gone and my children have to clean out…

Family size study used reliable data but got murky results

Family size study used reliable data but got murky results

By Julie Borg
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Science | A recent research study in which the authors stated children from large families suffer declines in cognitive functioning and increases in behavioral…

Our brave little baby

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Our baby was still an unborn mystery of kicks and rolled sonogram images two weeks ago when I wrote her a note right next to the Star Wars ticket stub I taped…

Mary and me

Mary and me

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Our little Pennsylvania town really is little . The borough’s boundaries contain a pizza place run by genuine Mediterraneans, a Lutheran church with real…

 
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