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Pope prays for families who are suffering
Vatican Radio, 16 September 2017. [16-09-2017]
Pope Francis asked the faithful to join him in prayer for all families “who are feeling the effects of unemployment and for those who are persecuted because of their faith as well as for every family that is suffering”.
5 tips for successfully working with your parents
Andy Kocemba - The Business Journals, 30 August 2017. [30-08-2017]
Five tips to ensure your parent/child working relationship is one that flourishes, grows and achieves great things for your business.
Strong families help child development
Melissa Sparks - Winchester Sun, 21 August 2017. [21-08-2017]
Nearly all parents when asked, say they want to raise a happy and healthy child. Sometimes, the path to achieving that might have bumps along the way. Being the best parent you can be involves taking steps to strengthen your family and finding support when you need it.
The American Dream is built on strong families
Washington Examiner - 6 August 2017. [07-08-2017]
A foundation of intact families and cohesive communities is a foundation of rock. Whatever winds blow and beat against an American Dream built on that foundation, it will not fall.
The dark history of defining ‘family’
Mae Ngai - The New York Times, 19 July 2017. [21-07-2017]
Although the United States purports to promote family unification in its immigration policy, efforts to define and manipulate the definition of “family” in immigration matters are not new. For more than 100 years the government has done so, often reflecting political exigency and racial bias rather than the real needs and desires of families.
We must strengthen families
Mark Boitano - Albuquerque Journal, 4 June 2017. [05-06-2017]
Financial needs are stressing families, rates of marriage are decreasing and more families outsource child rearing to third parties. Families are becoming more fragile, and increasingly our institutions carry the burden.
In praise of the family meal
Mark Lilienthal - Valley News, 11 February 2017. [12-02-2017]
Family meals remain a signature advantage of being human. They are a breeding ground for memories, capable of birthing great laughter one minute and forcing us to confront dark realities the next. Perhaps most important, the table is a remarkable classroom where we learn essential skills for life.
After one-child policy, outrage at China's offer to remove IUDs
Sui-Lee Wi - The New York Times, 7 January 2017. [18-01-2017]
For more than three decades, the IUD was the government’s most important tool for limiting couples to one child, and almost all new mothers were required to get one. Now, it has pivoted from punishing couples for having a second child to encouraging them to get on with reproducing.
6 tips for making the most out of family time this year
Amanda Smith - Omaha, 5 January 2017. [05-01-2017]
How do you plan to make 2017 a year to remember for your family? Life gets so crazy that the thought of changing anything, let alone many things at once, can seem overwhelming – and not in the least bit entertaining.
10 Seven media resolutions your family should make this year
Caroline Knorr - Life, 2 January 2017. [02-01-2017]
Working out and eating right are at the top of most people’s New Year's resolutions. But as tough as those are, nothing compares with the challenge of a healthy media diet. There are screen-time limits to manage, new apps to investigate, bizarre social media trends to make sense of (what’s with the mannequin challenge, anyway?) and, don't forget, plenty more Pokemon to catch.
11 How social isolation is killing Us
Dhruv Khullar - The New York Times, 22 December 2016. [24-12-2016]
Social isolation is a growing epidemic — one that’s increasingly recognized as having dire physical, mental and emotional consequences. Since the 1980s, the percentage of American adults who say they’re lonely has doubled from 20 percent to 40 percent.
12 A united family makes the difference when someone is dying
Samuel Harrington - The Washington Post, 20 November 2016. [23-11-2016]
The blessings and curses of families are not limited to holiday gatherings, graduations, weddings and funerals. They also exist at the transition of the matriarch or patriarch from life to death.
13 When it comes to our politics, family matters
Jennifer Schmidt, Tara Boyle and Shankar Vedantam - NPR, 13 September 2016. [13-09-2016]
Like parents who can’t get along, our political parties each believe they have the right answer to what the country needs. Partisans feel bewildered when policies that seem so self-evidently correct to them are rejected by the other side.
14 US: 2016's best & worst cities for families
John S Kiernan - WalletHub. 7 September 2016. [12-09-2016]
Some analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities based on 36 key metrics that take into account essential family dynamics such as the relative cost of housing, the quality of local school and health care systems, and the opportunities for fun and recreation.
15 Want to live longer? Choose family over friends
Naomi Schaefer Riley - New York Post, 27 August 2016. [28-08-2016]
A recent study from the University of Chicago found that people who had close relationships with family members lived longer than those who had close relationships with friends.
16 The three most important traits every family needs
Slovie Jungreis-Wolff - Aish, 20 August 2016. [22-08-2016]
When a family feels bonded, parents and children share life experiences on a different level. Difficult times are filled with moments of strength, connection and encouragement. Happy occasions become sweeter, brighter, and more joyous.
17 Income inequality is killing the traditional family
Lucinda Shen - Fortune, 14 July 2016. [26-07-2016]
Tradition dictates marriage then children. But more and more young adults are headed for babies before the wedding, largely thanks to income inequality, according to a study published in the American Sociological Review.
18 Family is like a start up business
Adele Blair - The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 June 2016. [07-06-2016]
A family is something I can certainly relate to with my business. It is a little manic but you are all moving forward to a shared goal. There needs to be a system to organise the chaos.
19 How to get your family around the dinner table
Brooke Griffin - Parenting Magazine, 24 May 2016. [24-05-2016]
If eating on the go or on the couch is more normal than not, here's how to reboot and gather your family around the dinner table again.
20 What will the family of the future look like?
Eyewitness News, 14 May 2016. [14-05-2016]
As we approach UN International Day of Families, only the foolhardy would try and predict the future of family groups. Previous attempts have, in fact, failed.
21 The Pope's 'On Love in the Family'
The Wall Street Journal, 8 April 2016. [09-04-2016]
The Vatican published Friday ‘Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family,’ an apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis on questions regarding family, sexuality and marriage. Here are some excerpts from the document.
22 Mormon leaders urge to help all their families
Tad Walch - Deseret News, 2 April 2016. [04-04-2016]
They repeatedly expressed compassion and understanding for families in different and complex situations and urged church members to be sensitive and supportive. Twice as many children live with one parent than did 50 years ago, one leader said, and more families are divided about faith.
23 The family footsteps we follow
Frank Bruni - The New York Times, 6 March 2016. [07-03-2016]
The glory of a close family is that you never lack for cheerleaders, enveloping you in support. The flip side is that you never lack for judges, weighing you down with expectations.
24 6 Steps to a healthier family in 2016
Sara Lappe - US News, 13 January 2016. [14-01-2016]
While most people immediately vow to go on a “diet,” it’s not the best New Year's decision. A diet implies a finite period of time and once the diet is over, many go back to their old, unhealthy ways. This year, skip the word “diet” and instead, use these six tips to help your family develop healthy habits that will stick – for life.
25 What natural parenting means to me
Diana Chaplin - Huffington Post, 25 September 2015. [25-09-2015]
Let’s be real for a moment and admit that parenting is H-A-R-D. Natural parenting, or wellness-oriented parenting, where you're trying to create an environment of health, happiness, and freedom from the toxins of the world is even harder.
 
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