Special Report

Raising Children

Children are the future of any society. For thousands of years, parents have worked to shape the next generation with greater or lesser success. Even with the variety of technologies and parenting advice now available to us, there is little consensus about how best to approach this important undertaking. Some might wonder whether we should simply leave it to chance. Certainly, many attempts to find completely new methods have triggered unexpected problems over the past few decades.

 

In an effort to throw more light on the subject and provide some helpful direction, Vision has prepared this special report.

Children: Our Legacy for the Future

Children: Our Legacy for the Future

Brian Orchard

Perhaps the greatest mark any single generation can leave on the next generation is its values. What kind of values are we passing on to our children?

Hands-on Parenting

Hands-on Parenting

Rebecca Sweat

Vision interviews psychologist William Damon, director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence. Damon gives advice on raising children in today’s society.

Child Rearing: Off to Nurturing School

Child Rearing: Off to Nurturing School

Gina Stepp

Whatever objectives parents have for their children, bookstore shelves bulge with advice to help parents achieve them. But which do we choose?

Insight: What We Watch

What We Watch

David Hulme

Many people believe that we can watch anything and everything to no ill effect. But is this true?

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo: Teaching Children Decision Making Skills

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo

Gina Stepp

As parents we want to help our children become competent decision makers. But what skills are required, and how do parents instill them?

Teaching Children the Art of Self-Control

Teaching Children the Art of Self-Control

Gina Stepp

One of the most important responsibilities that parents take on when they have children is teaching them to regulate their thoughts, emotions and behavior. But how?

Raising Well-Connected Kids

Raising Well-Connected Kids

Gina Stepp

One of parenthood’s great challenges is teaching children to display active concern for others. How can parents encourage their kids to be helpful, caring and inclusive? 

Parenting: Raising a Moral Child

Raising a Moral Child

Gina Stepp

New research continues to show the importance of helping children develop and internalize a set of moral values that will serve both them and the community well.

Parenting the Challenging Child

Parenting the Challenging Child

Gina Stepp

Difficult. Headstrong. Stubborn. Defiant. If any of these words describe your child or teen, don’t give up. An innovative set of parenting ABCs can help toward solving the problem.

Are Fathers Necessary?

Are Fathers Necessary?

Jerry de Gier

Are fathers necessary? Based on the statistics, loving, engaged and committed fathers are perhaps more important than ever before.