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The business of studying families

Pamela Payne
Mar 24 2014 - 4:03pm

Many of you who read this column know that it is written by faculty in the child and family studies department at Weber State University. It is not uncommon for people we interact with to ask, "What is child and family studies?" People know what psychologists study and what people in sociology research, but what is child and family studies, and...

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Ability to read fluently a high priority

Neal Nguyen
Feb 25 2014 - 10:31am

Acquiring the ability to read is a key developmental milestone in a literate society. In the past few decades, numerous scientific studies in early literacy skills acquisition have indicated that young children who learn to read fluently earlier in life have the better chance at succeeding in later reading of other academic subjects. Successful...

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Care About Childcare website helps parents make decision

Crystal Knippers
Feb 10 2014 - 5:20pm

As a parent, there are a variety of decisions that must be made in order to provide for your children. Many of those decisions may seem simple and easy with little to no thought, but what about the decision of where to place your child if and when child care is needed? Many parents choose a family member or a neighbor, but what about the parents...

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Interracial marriage often comes with unique challenges

Wei Qiu
Jan 31 2014 - 12:15pm

Since the miscegenation laws were abolished nationwide in 1967, people of different races in the United States have been allowed to marry across racial lines.The number of opposite-sex interracial marriages among all marriages increased from 0.7 percent in 1970 to 6.9 percent in 2010. The Western states have a particularly high percentage of...

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Interracial marriage comes with unique challenges

Contributed, Wei Qiu
Jan 27 2014 - 7:04pm

Since the miscegenation laws were abolished nationwide in 1967, people of different races in the United States have been allowed to marry across racial lines.

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Mindful parenting means awareness

Teri Henke
Jan 13 2014 - 3:46pm

Have you ever been told to "mind your language" or "mind your P's and Q's"? We frequently hear statements made about the need for children to "mind their parents" or "mind their manners." Sometimes, perhaps, we forget that all of this minding has in common an underlying sense of the need for an awareness of our words and our behaviors.

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Healthy families constantly making conscious choices

Paul Schvaneveldt
Dec 23 2013 - 4:29pm

When I was a young child, our family lived in Minneapolis, Minn. We frequently crossed the Mississippi River, and each time, I was awestruck with the size and grandeur of this river. Later in my life, I have crossed the river several times and find myself marveling at its size and power. Imagine being in a small canoe without any paddle or rudder...

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Dr. Chatelain’s #2 Relationship Rule: 'Turtles Make Dumb Pets!'

Contributed, Randy Chatelain
Nov 26 2013 - 10:05am

If you are a "turtle" person, your No. 1 strategy of survival is to withdraw and to put a shell around you.Learning to withdraw can be a very natural process in the jungle. As a child, withdrawal protected you from bigger people who could hurt you, especially if there was no escaping the situation. Withdrawal could keep you out of the line of fire...

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The business of studying families

Pamela Payne
Mar 24 2014 - 4:03pm

Many of you who read this column know that it is written by faculty in the child and family studies department at Weber State University. It is not uncommon for people we interact with to ask, "What is child and family studies?" People know what psychologists study and what people in sociology research, but what is child and family studies, and...

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