It would seem that parenting skills should be instinctive. But any parent who is honest will tell you that they are not. They are learned skills, and they can be improved through education and training. In 1974, The Junior League of Fort Worth f... Read more


My dad, bless his clueless 65-year-old heart. The dude means well. But he has no inkling of what it’s like to be a parent these days, where frenetic schedules crimp our mental and physical bandwidth, and smartphones help us from feeling completel... Read more

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What began more than 80 years ago with one woman’s devotion to orphaned children has evolved into a mission-driven organization that creates hope, happiness and success for children and families. The newest addition to Lena Pope Home is the Early... Read more


by Kimberlee Norris and Gregory Love When Bob and Betty Smith — not their real names — chose a high-end school for their 11-year-old daughter Ella, they expected elite academics, a well-developed competitive sports program and well-educated, com... Read more


When you are a mom to four children, you become accustomed to hearing certain words or phrases that will leave you no option but to threaten to murder the next person who says either of them. The phrase I hate the most? “Mom, relax; I got this.... Read more

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Q: My 10-year-old daughter plays soccer on a co-ed team. Some of the parents are a bit fanatical and exhibit very poor behavior. They use inappropriate language, and their children often cry when we lose a game. Should I just accept this as part ... Read more


By Shauna Glenn I knew when I became a parent it wouldn’t be easy. Besides the obvious thing, you know, taking care of a teeny tiny human being (who, by the way, didn’t come with an instruction manual), there were too many decisions to make. Wh... Read more

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Chances are, many of you just sobbed, rejoiced or exuberantly exhaled watching your child graduate from high school or college. And so, before I go any further, I feel the need for full disclosure: What you are about to read is the product of a... Read more


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