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VIDEO: This May Change How You Talk to Your Kids

Positive affirmation is generally considered a good thing, but would it surprise you if I told you that letting your child know that he or she is smart may be detrimental to their future success? According to recent studies, it’s true.

Imprisoned Pastor's Torture-Related Internal Injuries Growing Worse

The Iranian family of American pastor Saeed Abedini was once again able to visit him in Evin Prison in Iran. Unfortunately, Pastor Saeed's internal injuries are causing him increased pain.

Teens Quit Pot If Their Friends Are Smoke-Free

Whether teen marijuana users end up quitting the drug depends largely on who their friends are, a new study suggests.

California Transgender Students to Pick Restrooms

Transgender students at California K-12 public schools now can choose which gender's restrooms and locker rooms they want to use.

Obama Administration, in Court Brief, Supports Prayer at Public Meetings

The Obama administration has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of prayer at public meetings.

ACLU Says Magistrate Can't Order 'Messiah' Name Change

A Tennessee judge should not have barred a couple from naming their child "Messiah," said the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee.

Cops Surprise Accused Criminal… with Grace

When was the last time God prompted you to go out of your way to help someone? That’s what happened to Ryan Willard and Duane Fields, two West Virginia law enforcement officers whose response to a typical shoplifting call will inspire you.

Early Sex, Drugs More Common Among Teens With Half-Siblings

Teens who have half-siblings -- brothers or sisters with a different father -- are more likely to use drugs and have sex by age 15 than teens with only full siblings, according to a new study.

Risk of Adult Anxiety Seen in Children's Stomachaches

Children with chronic stomach pains are at high risk for anxiety disorders in adolescence and young adulthood, a new study has found, suggesting that parents may wish to have their children evaluated at some point for anxiety.

Tweets between the Sheets

Smartphones and tablets are becoming more and more ubiquitous. Increasingly they’re our constant source of news and entertainment. Sometimes it seems like these devices are surgically attached to our hands – but this reliance on smart technology is also demanding us to make decisions about what we prioritize and how we will steward our time.

Some Depressed Adolescents at Higher Risk for Anxiety

Some adolescents who suffer with symptoms of depression also may be at risk for developing anxiety, according to a new study of children's mental health.

Propaganda 101

For most of us, we see or hear “propaganda” and instantly think of it in negative terms. In truth, it simply means attempting to “propagate” an idea, hence the term. As a result, it can be used to incite war or fight disease, foster unity or stir discrimination.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 12, 2013 |
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A Daughter Shares Her Father’s Influence

A father’s influence on his daughter’s life can mean the difference between her entering a good marriage or a bad one.

What's Hot? 8/9/13

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Tackling Disruptive Behavior in Childhood May Prevent Substance Abuse in Adolescence

Providing a two-year intervention program to disruptive kindergarten children could help prevent substance use in adolescence, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

VIDEO: Do You Know This is More Dangerous than Drinking and Driving?

An AT&T survey found that 49 percent of commuters admitted to texting while behind the wheel – a higher rate than reported by teenagers.

The Russian Demographic Crisis: Resisting the Influence of a Sexualized Culture

Russian president Vladimir Putin ignited outrage among the pro-homosexual community by signing into law a ban on homosexual adoption. The new law also prohibits adoption by single parent households. While these latter measures are no doubt draconian, they nonetheless represent a growing realization within Russian society, namely: sexual anarchy has proven devastating to the future of their civilization.

I Hate It When I'm Right

The one thing many of us warned about in relation to gay marriage, and those who disagreed said, “You’re being ridiculous,” well…it’s happening.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 08, 2013 |
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Dad Matters Flies the Frantic Skies

Focus on the Family’s blog for fathers, Dad Matters, has a great mix of content written by some of the dads on our staff.

Gene May Lead to Abusive Parenting During Tough Times

Researchers say a specific gene might make parents more likely to abuse their children during tough times, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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