Teaching Young People the Value of Chastity

Nearly every religion teaches the principle of chastity before marriage, but fewer and fewer people are observing it. The Family: A Proclamation to the World states that "God has commanded that children are entitled to birth within the bounds of matrimony." In today's culture, most people consider sex before marriage normal. Movies, television shows, and popular music all reflect this. God, however, has not rescinded the strict standard of chastity he taught in the Bible. The Proclamation...
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My Dad Isn’t Chicxulub

If you dig deep enough anywhere on the planet you’ll eventually hit a thin layer of clay called the K-T boundary (a few pieces of which are shown the in the photo).  This band was laid down about 66 million years ago and marks the end of the Mesozoic Era.  It has been found at over 100 different locations on earth. So how did a layer of sediment end up covering the entire planet, including the oceans?  The answer is Chicxulub. You may not know the name, but Chicxulub had a huge impact ...
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The Art of Emotion Coaching

During the last few decades, researchers have increasingly come to understand how important it is to understand our emotions and handle them in a healthy way. The term "emotional intelligence," introduced by Daniel Goleman in a book by the same name, has become common in both research literature and books written for the general public. Emotional intelligence is learned, and the parents are a child's first teacher about emotions. You can help your child develop emotional intelligence by "...
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Teaching Your Child Empathy

Can you remember a time when you heard a baby cry, and suddenly a lot of other babies started crying? You may not have known it, but that was empathy. What is empathy? Empathy is when we try to understand someone's feelings from their perspective, and then desire to help that person. Newborn babies react instantly to the distress of others by crying themselves. They are still too young to understand how to help, but empathy is there. Empathy develops as a child's brain and thinking ...
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Teaching Children Self-Regulation

One of parents' most important responsibilities is helping children learn to govern themselves. According to experts, the best parenting combines firm expectations and reasonable freedom for children to make their own choices. When parents provide a good balance between rules and freedom, children learn to act responsibly of their own free will, even when parents aren't around. Options, Not Commands Children have an inborn desire for independence, and wise parents respect and respond to th...
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