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Anger Management for Kids
Anger Management for KidsHow do you feel when you are really angry? Do you feel like bashing up the person closest to you or do you feel like hurling whatever you are holding at something? Kids are no different. They get angry, frustrated and just mad when things don’t go the way they expect them to. It’s ok if…
My Kids Are Obsessed With Technology, and It’s All My Fault
My Kids Are Obsessed With Technology, and It’s All My FaultA few months ago, I attended my daughter Josie’s kindergarten open house, the highlight of which was a video slide show featuring our moppets using iPads to practice their penmanship. Parental cooing ensued. I happened to be sitting next to the teacher, and I asked her about the rumor…

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Parenting the Challenging Child
Parenting the Challenging Child Given that having children isn’t a prerequisite for having strong opinions about childrearing, it’s not remarkable that when we do have children, we can be overly defensive about our parenting style. This is true even when it seems to be working well; but what if our child’s…Read More
`Natural Family' Feud
`Natural Family' FeudNearly 97% of the 3,500 residents are white. About 80% voted for President Bush in the last election. Many families trace their roots back five generations, to the Mormon pioneers who laid out the town in the 1870s with wide streets, a prudent irrigation system -- and, as a historical account noted,…Read More
Rearranging Your Nest
Rearranging Your NestFor many modern families, the actual dynamic of which family members live in the home changes over time: A couple lives together, marries, and has children. The children become adults and move on, leaving the couple on their own again. Today, that may not be the end of the story, as adult children…Read More

Stagecoach 2014: Jason Isbell, Spirit Family Reunion and Riff Raff
Stagecoach 2014: Jason Isbell, Spirit Family Reunion and Riff Raff “I don’t know if we’re a country band,” widely lauded singer and songwriter Jason Isbell said during his set Saturday at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio. “But I’m a country person and I wrote all these songs, so I guess we’re a country…Read More
Gay Parents Tell How They Handle the Child-Rearing Challenge
Gay Parents Tell How They Handle the Child-Rearing Challenge From the time he was a boy growing up in North Dakota, Adam St. James of Anaheim always expected that he would be a father someday. That was also what was expected of him. "I grew up in a traditional kind of Midwestern family," he says, "where the expectation was that I would grow up, get…Read More
The Changing American Family
The Changing American FamilyKristi and Michael Burns have a lot in common. They love crossword puzzles, football, going to museums and reading five or six books at a time. They describe themselves as mild-mannered introverts who suffer from an array of chronic medical problems. The two share similar marital…Read More

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