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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…

The idolatry of Little League parents and coaches

The idolatry of Little League parents and coaches

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | It’s that time of year again when all the Little League dads and moms come out to play. And by “play” I, of course, mean verbally abuse umpires and…

Single dads head latest American family trend

Single dads head latest American family trend

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Family | The number of fathers raising children on their own has increased dramatically in recent years, according to a Pew study released last week. The number of…

Midday Roundup: Arizona firefighter deaths blamed on federal budget cuts

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Who’s to blame? As the town of Prescott, Ariz., gathered Monday night to mourn the deaths of 19 firefighters in a vicious, out-of-control wildfire, the…

Kids’ magazine stirs the pot on homosexuality

Kids’ magazine stirs the pot on homosexuality

By Amy Henry
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Family | You know something’s wrong when your 10-year-old won’t let her 9-year-old brother read her latest copy of Stone Soup . Touted as a magazine for children ages…

Prison bars or pillars?

Prison bars or pillars?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Family | Cynics miss the point about community, parenthood, and marriage

Signs at local ballparks warn parents to play nice

By Alissa Robertson
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Parenting | We’ve all seen that parent screaming on the sidelines, getting red in the face, and threatening the referee. We may laugh and scoff, but some cities are…

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