Annika Leffew

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Difficult Child, Difficult Parents

No surprise here.<p>The child was acting out on top of being ostracized and struggling in school with dyslexia and processing problems, plus her …

Making Giving a Family Affair

<b>Updated June 2017</b> — Talking about money can be uncomfortable for many families — particularly if any relatives are estranged or if there's a …

Don't Pawn The Children

Children often get caught in the line of divorce cross-fire. Secretly they wish it could all go away. Instead, they develop mannerisms and symptoms to cope with parental conflict. As time progresses, children witness silent hatred, alternating with a barrage of angry words. Not only are they …

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What the Holidays Are Like When Your Family Isn’t Perfect

Before every major holiday, at some point, I find myself standing in the greeting card aisle of the grocery store. Or sometimes Target. Looking for …

A Series of Unfortunate Events

7 Figures: Marriage, Family, and Economics in America

The 2016 American Family Survey was designed to understand the “lived experiences of Americans in their relationships and families” and provide …

Understanding the unique needs of stepfamilies

<i>We interviewed licensed marriage and family therapist Ron Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended™ (a division of FamilyLife®), about the unique needs</i> …

Parenting

500 Immigrant Women & Children Released from Family Detention in Texas

Over the weekend, federal authorities in Texas reportedly released nearly 500 women and children from the nation’s two largest family detention …

Needs of Family Caregivers of Persons With Dementia Should be Addressed

Yet the current healthcare environment and reimbursement models emphasize obligations toward individual patients, preventing clinicians from reaching …

Skipping My Family's Christmas Traditions Made Me Love the Holiday Again

There's comfort in doing the same things year after year. But when they don't bring you joy, you have to invent your own traditions, says Veronica Chambers. She did just that — and found a whole new warmth in Christmas.<p>Hi, my name is Veronica and I'm a pleaser. Or, I should say, a pleaser in …

All in the family: 12 parent-tested tips for raising siblings

Not everyone gets along as well as the kids of "The Brady Bunch" or Wally and The Beav. Sometimes, brothers and sisters interact more like Monica and Ross on "Friends" — sometimes fine, sometimes ... not so much.<p>We asked our TODAY Parenting Team contributors to share their advice for encouraging …

Parenting

How ‘neuroparenting’ is sapping the joy out of family life

The concept of “neuroparenting” is making great waves among parents at the moment, with claims that neuroscience and new knowledge about brain …

Multiple sclerosis (MS) in the life cycle of the family: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the perspective of persons with recently di... - PubMed

INTRODUCTION:<p>In this study the authors explored how people with recently diagnosed multiple sclerosis (MS) experience their disease within their …

Celine Dion to continue tradition of family ski trip ahead of anniversary of husband's death

The singer said the trip will be 'bitter-sweet' but wants the holidays to be happy for her children.<p>Celine Dion has said she is preparing for her …

Ten-year-olds tackle ‘The Lie’ of demeaning stereotypes in video

By Donna St. George<p>, Reporter<p>The camera pans the classroom. The first close-up shows a girl in a purple headscarf. She is 10 years old, seated at a desk besideother fourth-graders. The American flag hangs near a bulletin board in the background. The girl rises, describing “the lie” she …

Education

Think of America as one people? The census begs to differ.

By Mike Gonzalez<p><i>Mike Gonzalez is a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation.</i><p>With the clock winding down on its final term, the Obama administration is rushing to institute changes in racial classifications. Yet with all eyes glued to President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team, the move …

Media Shocked That Chip, Joanna Gaines Attend Church Opposed to Same-Sex Marriage

Never fear, America — <i>Buzzfeed</i> and <i>Cosmopolitan</i> are working hard to make sure millions of innocent viewers don’t accidentally enjoy watching TV shows …

Faith schools academically 'no better' than any others, major new report suggests

Faith schools in England are academically "little or no better than any other schools", and pushing for their expansion is unlikely to boost social …

Chip And Joanna Gaines Go To An Anti-Gay Church. Does It Matter?

Absolutely. And it matters for anyone attending a church that uses the Bible to justify discrimination.<p>It’s been a rollercoaster of a week for Chip and Joanna Gaines, the reality TV couple who are the stars of HGTV’s popular home renovation series “Fixer Upper.”<p>The Gaineses made a name for …

LGBTQI

Family of father who died in struggle with Pasadena police files federal lawsuit

The family of a mentally ill man who died during a struggle with Pasadena officers in September has filed suit in federal court alleging that police violated his and his family's civil rights by using excessive force and then conspired cover up evidence of their recklessness.<p>Reginald Thomas Jr.'s …

Confident fathers reduce pre-teen kids' risk of engaging in bad behaviour

A strong emotional response to baby also positively correlated with decreased risks of bad behaviour in kids.<p>Children whose fathers strongly engage …

5 Tools For Surviving Holiday Conflict With Your Family From A Conflict Specialist

For the past 17 years, I have taught conflict management to soldiers, first responders, bus drivers, diplomats, and even gang members. Yet, the most difficult challenge I have ever faced is managing conflict with my family.<p>There is a reason why we all go around telling each other to "have a happy …

Pots & pans: After surgery, I’m thankful for life, family, friends and America

Thanksgiving rituals feed our rich diversity and our powerful and poetic promise<p>Today, I’ll content myself with celebrating Thanksgiving with my …

Study: Dads' confidence and emotional availability shapes kids' behaviour

New research suggests that a dad’s post-birth attitude to being a father and partner have more impact on children’s later behaviour than their …

Texas Diner Gives Waiter £600 Tip So He Can Visit Family In Northern Ireland This Christmas

Ben Millar hasn't seen his family for two years.<p>An Irish waiter working in Texas was given a huge tip from a kind-hearted customer so he could visit …

How Can Pediatricians Help a Family Going Through Divorce?

Few pediatricians probably imagined that their medical practice would involve helping families going through a breakup.<p>But with more than 1 million …

What should parents tell kids about Santa?

Each year, parents around the world convince their children that if they behave, a jolly man in a red suit will come down their chimney and bring …

Instead of Sending Kids to Jail, Send Their Families to Therapy

Crime doesn’t happen in isolation. It’s about networks, like the block you live on and the web of relationships you have.<p>That’s where Families Rising …