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The Privilege of Being a Man - Mitchell Kalpakgian

This title is inspired by Alice von Hildebrand's The Privilege of Being a Woman (Sapientia Press, 2002), a masterpiece that defends the greatness of womanhood and captures the essence of the feminine genius while it exposes the fallacies of feminist ideology.   Read more...

The Problem Of Spanking - RICHARD W. CROSS

Richard Cross traces the history and cultural background of corporal punishment.  Read more...

The Problem with Self-Esteem - Paul C. Vitz

Self-esteem is a deeply secular concept, and not one with which Christians should be particularly involved.  Read more...

The problem with today's kids is their parents - JANE CHRISTMAS

Baby boomers are credited with some remarkable achievements and advances over the years, but in the social history of North America they will have the dubious distinction of having initiated the hey-pal style of parenting.  Read more...

The Seven Deadly Sins of Parental Irresponsibility - B.K. Eakman

As a former educator who saw the scribbling on the wall in the 1970’s, when schools started soliciting rock stars for anti-drug-abuse videos (which my eighth-graders, predictably, laughed at), I see today seven factors turning out this nation’s first generation of killer kids.  Read more...

The Seven Habits of Highly Defective Dating - JOSHUA HARRIS

The seven habits of highly defective dating reveals that we can't fix many of dating's problems by merely "dating right."  Read more...

The Vision of Parent Leaders - James Stenson

The real mission for parents is to raise their children toward responsible adulthood. No challenge is more important than this, and so great parents emerge in family life as real leaders. How do fathers and mothers lead their children effectively? To form a picture of parental leadership, let's look at the characteristics of leaders and see how parents fit the profile of leadership in family life.  Read more...

They Won’t Listen Unless I Get Mad - Ray Guarendi

Dr. Ray, My kids won't do anything I ask unless I yell. And they won't stop doing anything unless I yell some more. I'm getting louder by the day. - Old Yeller  Read more...

To Fee or Not to Fee - Ray Guarendi

My husband and I disagree over whether or not to give allowances to our two sons, ages six and nine. He says they live here, so they should not be paid for chores. I think allowances are a good idea. Your opinion? ¯Fee or Free  Read more...

To Have, to Hold, For a While - W. Bradford Wilcox

Amid divorce, remarriage and co-habitation, children do not do well.  Read more...

Too Much Reasoning Is Illogical - Dr. Ray Guarendi

The more I give my children the reasons behind my decisions, the more they argue and ask "why" about everything. Should I continue giving them my reasons?   Read more...

Too old to mature - Father Raymond J. de Souza

When is it too late to grow up?   Read more...

True Intimacy - Thomas Lickona

Popular culture often confuses sex and intimacy.  Read more...

True Love Character Test: An Essential Aid to Finding Real Love - Thomas Lickona

This activity will help you look more objectively at the character of someone you feel romantically attracted to.  Read more...

Underachievement: School Problem No. 1 - Ray Guarendi

Dear Dr. Ray: My son is ten years old. His teacher says he is quite capable of doing his schoolwork, but his grades are very poor. He seems to lack initiative. Is this a common problem? And what can I do to motivate him? - Tired of pushing  Read more...

Unholy Anger: Disciplining Ourselves Before Disciplining Our Children - John F. Crosby

There is a wonderful letter in which St. John Bosco advised his priests to avoid anger in their dealings with the foster children they cared for.  Read more...

Use the Littlest Discipline Word – No - Ray Guarendi

Positive parents appreciate the value of the word no. They depend on the word often, as they base decisions on their youngster's welfare, and not on how much he nags, pleads, sulks, even threatens until be gets a yes. "Love your kids enough to say no when needed," affirms Betty, mother of Judy and Rick from Missouri. "Yes can sometimes be the coward's way out."  Read more...

Veggie-Tales: Part of a Healthy Media Diet for Kids - Barbara Nicolosi

The Greek word for entertainment literally means "to inform with delight." Another definition might just be Veggie-Tales. In a kids' media landscape spotted with insipid purple dinosaurs and cynical Bart Simpson clones, the Veggie-Tales are a fresh, fun, and spiritually healthy alternative.  Read more...

Video Violence Can Have "Profound Negative" Impact - BRUCE SULLIVAN

A panel of experts testified on Tuesday before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on the effects of violent, interactive video games...  Read more...

Violent Videos: A Troubling Trigger - NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER

Violence can be attributed to many things, but the research is by now quite overwhelming.  Read more...

We're Scaring Our Children to Death - Peggy Noonan

Duck-and-cover drills were never this frightening.  Read more...

What Are Little Boys Made Of? - MIDGE DECTER

It is nowadays very difficult for a boy to grow up with masculine honor in this society.  Read more...

What Parents Can Do - William Kilpatrick

If parents are really serious about loving their children (and having others love them), the sensible course of action is to bring up lovable children.  Read more...

When Bad Kids Think They're Great - Carol Milstone

There is a fine line between high self-esteem and conceit, and probably no one knows this better than Case Western Reserve University (Ohio) psychologist Roy Baumeister, who has studied the effects — in fact, the dangers — of high self-esteem.  Read more...

When girls ruin girls - Barbara Kay

There's no question girls and boys are different when it comes to social bullying. Guys soon forget insults; girls never do.   Read more...


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