Family Dynamics

What makes a family? Learn about traditional and non-traditional family relationships, including single-parent families, families with gay parents, military families, and more. Try these tips for making your family work regardless of your family make-up.

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Teen Transgender Athlete Helps Revise League Policy
High school freshman Bobby Jones wanted to play on the soccer team that reflects his gender identity. His family and community set out to revise a league policy to create affirming opportunities for kids.
LGBTQIA+ Books Are Under Attack as More Bills and Bans Take Them Out of Libraries and Classrooms—Here's How Community Members Are Fighting Back
School boards are becoming political playgrounds as the increase of book bans threatens to take LGBTQIA+ resources and representation out of the hands of students.
Initiative Matches Refugee Families to New Neighbors: 'A Friendly Connection Can Make All the Difference'
Refugee families need more than a clothing donation to make America feel like home. This photo essay highlights how the New Neighbors Partnership creates longstanding relationships between locals and newly arrived refugee families within a community.
My Teenager Is So Mean to His Little Sister—Is This Normal Sibling Behavior or Bullying?'s "Ask Your Mom" columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., says some sibling conflicts count as bullying and need to be addressed. Helping the meaner sibling better understand their behaviors can be the first step in making behavior change.
How a Teen Parent Program Is Helping One Mom Follow Her Dreams While Raising Her Son: 'I Feel Like I'm Not Alone'
After Amaria Dowdell welcomed her son, she was back in the classroom three months later, thanks to a high school program in Florida. Today, she's laying the groundwork for a bright future as a teen mom, high school graduate, and hopeful entrepreneur.

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School Board Member Filed a Criminal Complaint Against a Florida School District Over Black Queer Book
'All Boys Aren't Blue' is at the center of a national debate and turmoil between school board officials, students, and celebrities, like Gabrielle Union, about censorship of race and queer erasure.
How I Started Investing as a Not-Quite-Financially Literate Single Mom

If I can learn to invest, anyone can. Here are the action steps to how I got started building my portfolio—without much money or financial literacy.