Family In Focus

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Bruce St. James Show

Professor: Loss of family programming cost for quality TV

It's no coincidence that a drop in family-friendly programming occurred as some of TV's best shows began to air, a media professor said.
9 years ago
Rob & Karie

It takes a village: The family side of Luke Air Force Base

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Luke Air Force Base has become that village to help military spouses raise their children while their spouse is away on deployment. The lives of Senior Master Sgt. Plez Glenn and his wife, Master Sgt. Tenequa Glenn, were turned upside down when Tenequa was deployed […]
9 years ago
Mac & Gaydos

Teen pregnancy on the decline in the Valley

Popular shows like “Teen Mom” and “16 and Pregnant” have been said to glamorize teen pregnancy but they may be helping more than harming. Ashley Butler, community outreach director for Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services, said Valley teen pregnancy rates are on the decline. She believes shows like “Teen Mom” accurately depict the struggles of teen […]
9 years ago
Rob & Karie

Therapist: Families need to carve out one night a week

In today’s world, families are constantly pulled in 1,000 different directions. Things like work projects, sports and homework get in the way of “traditional” family time at home. “I think a lot of people, with their busy schedules, aren’t sitting down at the dinner table at night, so they have to be a little more […]
9 years ago
Bruce St. James Show

Healthy Steps for Young Children Program to focus on child and caregiver communication

A national initiative at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center is reinventing the way families communicate with their child's health care specialist.
9 years ago
Mac & Gaydos

Turning over ‘A New Leaf’ for the Valley’s homeless population

The city of Phoenix may be making progress on cutting down the number of homeless veterans, but families are still struggling in the metro area.
9 years ago
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Bruce St. James Show

Teaching your kids to save is key

For many parents, it’s hard to know when money should go from a “mommy and daddy issue” to a family issue. A local family, the Richards, have found that sooner is far better than later. Rick and Melissa Richards taught their children, 11-year-old Anna and 8-year-old Josh, when they were each 7 years old. Their […]
9 years ago
Rob & Karie

Expert: Teach children about finances now not later

During the recession, Arizona became known as one of the least financial literate states in the country. Last year, it became one of 17 states that requires financial literacy courses in high school, but is that enough? Financial expert and planner, Laurie Bagley said, “That’s too late.” She said its all about the digital age […]
9 years ago
KTAR.com

Technology: Helpful or harmful in connecting families?

The age old question in a new age of technology is, “How is this affecting the family dynamics?” In an article from HowStuffWorks, five reasons are given as to why technology could be causing problems among families. The reasons were as follows: School performance, quality time, a less empathetic generation, blurred boundaries and, the chief […]
9 years ago
Rob & Karie

Doctor: Disparity between social media, reality a struggle for millennials

From Generation Y to Generation I, could it be that iPods and iPads have kids thinking it’s social “ME”-dia? Dr. Jean Twenge, author of “Generation Me” and “The Narcissism Epidemic,” said the struggle between social media and social reality is now the status quo. “Leave blame out and just say this is how the culture […]
9 years ago
Bruce St. James Show

Teacher: Technology lessons crossing school borders

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter…coding? Parents and teachers in today’s world are all too aware of how consumed their kids are in technology, but how much do these kids really know about it? Explorer Middle School teacher and “Media-Tech Specialist,” Tracy Tyson, teaches her seventh and eighth graders about computer coding. She has taught her students how […]
9 years ago
Pat McMahon

Family in focus

This week, KTAR is taking a close look at the family, and I thought it was such a good idea that I decided to do the same. That is, take a close look at my family. Not my wife and kids, but the family that I grew up in. I’m not highlighting the McMahons as […]
9 years ago
Amanda Taylor, KSL

Snapchat may not be as private as you thought

A new investigation by the Federal Trade Commission reveals the app's privacy settings mislead users, and after filing a complaint, the app has agreed on a settlement.
9 years ago
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Megan Wallgren, FamilyShare

Why you should stay home with your teens

Now that your child has reached the teen years, they really don't need you to stay at home, right? Think again.
9 years ago
Lane Anderson, Deseret News

How to raise ethical kids

Want to raise a kind kid? Learn how to praise right.
9 years ago
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Becky Rickman, FamilyShare

The importance of family rituals

The world is so crazy and sometimes if feels like we can't count on anything. That's where the importance of family rituals comes in to play.
9 years ago
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Dennise Sleeper, FamilyShare

6 steps to improve family communication

Communication requires patience, understanding and all of your attention. Here are 6 steps to help improve and strengthen the family through proper communication skills.
9 years ago
Natalie Wardel, KSL

5 apps parents should know about

Approximately 78 percent of U.S. teens have cell phones. Five new apps are growing in popularity and important for parents to know about because many come with maturity warnings and are rife with problems.
9 years ago
Aaron Christensen, Deseret News

Five unique ways families are using video games

These tech-savvy families are using video games to create lifelong memories.
9 years ago
Alison Moore/KTAR.com contributor

Meals together can help keep families slimmer

Studies find that having traditional, family-style meals can lead to healthier, slimmer families.
9 years ago
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Heather Hale/KTAR.com contributor

The 10 parenting commandments

Kids come in all shapes and sizes, making one-size-fits-all parenting advice impossible. However, there are some universal truths that every parent should live by. Find the top ten parenting commandments here.
9 years ago
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Chanda Gunter/KTAR.com contributor

5 steps parents can take to protect their teens from online dangers

Protecting your children from online crimes, bullying, and dangerous websites can often be a difficult task. Here are 5 steps parents can take to protect their kids from online dangers.
9 years ago
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Ashlynn Green/KTAR.com contributor

New family tradition ideas

Here are some creative traditions your family could use throughout every season. My family loves them, and I hope yours will too!
10 years ago