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Applying our resources...especially human
This "Executive Review" article appeared in NCFR Report, Summer 2012

Census data for U.S. states is rolling out
Data from the 2010 Census is coming in.Links to the detailed information are provided here.

Choosing between family and work
Diane Cushman, NCFR's Executive Director, writes about the gift of technology and the options it affords to families trying to balance caregiving and a demanding career.

In defense of the Helicopter Parent
A book review:Not Quite Adults explains the phenomenon of the lengthening duration from high school graduation and attaining what has been the experience of transitioning to adulthood of the past few decades. Young adults are meeting the sociological…

Disaster preparedness and the petrified pantry
This morning I write with a heavy heart. Hurricane Irene is swirling in the Atlantic. The projected paths as of 8 am on Friday August 26 predict it will hit most of the eastern seaboard beginning tomorrow. Officials are advising evacuation in some…

Doing the Right Thing: Assembly Required
Doing the right thing is part of our truer, deeper selves. Yet everyday uncountable numbers of human beings do terrible things to each other. This article examines several circumstances that can get in the way when we actually want to do the right…

Family Life Education in Historical Perspective
I collect vintage family life education materials.

Family Studies--The Decade in Review
Every 10 years since 1970, NCFR has published a collection of articles written by expert scholars on a breadth of topics in our field. The 2010 Decade in Review is the June 2010 issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family.

Founding Committee Recognized at CFLE 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
Over 160 people attended the CFLE Dinner in Minneapolis on November 3rd. The evening provided an opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation and to recognize the people responsible for its…

This column appeared in the winter 2013 issue of NCFR Report magazine.
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