Children

September 23, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
As I raise my child with disabilities, I have been blessed by other mothers, fathers, and their children who know what it looks like to metaphorically carry loved ones to the Savior. With this in mind, here are five ways you can teach your children to similarly assist in the Savior’s call to carry
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August 29, 2022 01:00 PM MDT
“How do you teach the concept of consent to your children? That ‘no’ means ‘no,’ that our bodies are sacred and private, and that a child’s comfort and discomfort are important?”
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A new statement from the Church outlines its feelings on abuse and how a recent Associated Press story got it wrong.
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August 15, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
Fill your child’s room with art that will instill positive messages and remind them of the Savior’s love for them.
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August 09, 2022 11:02 AM MDT
To celebrate Canada’s Church membership milestone, a virtual choir of 183 diverse young voices from across the country created a special new music video.
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August 03, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
Eleven-year-old Sophie Moonshower is passionate about the theater. She and her mother, Sharon, often attend local theater productions, and Sophie’s enthusiasm for live performance, song, and dance often warms the hearts of those in attendance.
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June 21, 2022 11:00 AM MDT
If “I’m booorred” is an all-too-familiar phrase around your household these days, check out this fun summer schedule.
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May 26, 2022 11:17 AM MDT
Most of the time, stories from the scriptures bring me peace and strength. But every now and then, I grapple with them and what they mean in my life.
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May 25, 2022 01:08 PM MDT
My 10-year-old pitches a different excuse every week to convince us it’s impossible for him to go to church. And while I want him to be there, the resistance is draining.
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April 08, 2022 03:09 PM MDT
Julie and her husband Dave once thought they would never be able to have children because of fertility issues.
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February 23, 2022 11:05 AM MST
I was amazed at the efforts to truly tailor this event to children. Here are a few things that impressed me as a mother about the most recent Friend to Friend.
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February 22, 2022 12:46 PM MST
Several Primary-aged children held cameras, makeup brushes, and producers' clipboards behind the scenes of the worldwide event.
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February 22, 2022 09:00 AM MST
It’s hard to get kids to be reverent during sacrament meeting. Here are 11 great ways to entertain your kids while teaching them gospel principles at the same time.
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February 16, 2022 11:49 AM MST
The Primary general presidency worked with language specialists and native-speaking children to record their parts of the event in Spanish and Portuguese.
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Fun
February 16, 2022 10:06 AM MST
With the push for at-home gospel learning, more and more gospel resources are being released for our little ones.
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January 25, 2022 11:46 AM MST
Primary children in New Zealand wrote messages expressing love for people in Tonga affected by the volcanic eruption.
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By  Emily Abel
January 05, 2022 12:50 PM MST
Deanna Lambson has found her calling in life: teaching families how to keep their children safe from pornography, cyberbullying, and other online threats.
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November 23, 2021 03:00 PM MST
Presidents Bonnie H. Cordon and Camille N. Johnson each posted heartfelt thoughts to social media this week about the children in their lives.
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November 08, 2021 08:00 AM MST
With all the hustle and bustle of the season, make sure to share the true spirit of Christmas with your family. As the weather gets colder and Christmas gets closer, settle in and read these fantastic Christmas books with your children.
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November 04, 2021 04:46 PM MDT
One researcher has discovered that baby books are rich in history, but many parents see them as a source of stress. Here are some high- and low-tech solutions to help with the job.
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April 02, 2021 04:13 PM MDT
In this week's episode of This is the Gospel, after Julie's 14-month-old son Jonah passes away in a tragic choking accident, she is plagued with insomnia and nightmares. Following a prompting, she begins to share her feelings on a public blog, but little does she know that that blog will connect her to two women who will change her life in unexpected ways.
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By  Emily Abel
August 04, 2020 07:30 PM MDT
Conductor Ben Watson of the Rexburg Children’s Choir didn’t realize he was on a strict timeline when he reached out to David Archuleta about collaborating on a music video earlier this year. As it turns out, Archuleta and the children’s choir finished recording their music just one week before the COVID-19 shutdown. The group then had to film the video from separate locations—Archuleta in Nashville and the choir in eastern Idaho. Despite these challenges, the final music video, “From a Distance,” is a sweet reminder that as the song says, “God is always watching.”
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June 27, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Find out what happened to each of the Smith children and where the surviving ones ended up in their adult years.
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Fun
February 11, 2020 06:50 PM MST
The Salt Lake Temple may be closed for renovation, but children now have a new way to explore temples when visiting downtown Salt Lake City.
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By  LDS Living
September 24, 2019 02:54 PM MDT
Thanks to thirdhour.com for making us aware of this video.
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September 21, 2019 12:35 PM MDT
Early one morning, I woke up and quickly asked my wife, “What day is it?”
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September 03, 2019 02:00 PM MDT
A decade ago, women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Brampton, Hamilton and Kitchener, Ontario, decided to help women in custody. Since then, the women from the Church have made recordings of incarcerated women reading to their children. Through this experience, the volunteers from the Church have grown to love the women whose voices they record each week.
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September 02, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
The following story originally ran on LDS Living in September 2012.
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By  LDS Living
August 16, 2019 03:30 PM MDT
The Amazon River: the world's strongest river and the largest in the sheer amount of water that flows along its banks and eventually empties out into the ocean.
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Fun
By  LDS Living
August 15, 2019 07:38 PM MDT
As Latter-day Saints, families are a huge part of our doctrine and our membership. And at one time or another, we've probably had the responsibility of watching a toddler during sacrament meeting and experienced all the unique challenges and joys that provides.
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July 02, 2019 10:12 PM MDT
The following article originally ran on LDS Living in September 2014.
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By  LDS Living
June 26, 2019 01:40 PM MDT
When Leslie entered the temple, she expected an answer.
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June 22, 2019 09:19 AM MDT
As a youth speaker stood and began her very first sacrament meeting talk, I realized she sounded just like a typical adult speaker—and that wasn’t a good thing.
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May 28, 2019 06:15 PM MDT
“My most painful experiences so far in mortality are centered around the struggle to grow my family.”
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Fun
May 22, 2019 08:00 PM MDT
Let's make this clear: all callings are equally important. From Nursery leader to bishop to Relief Society president and everything in between, each calling is vitally important to building up our fellow brothers and sisters in the gospel.
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May 11, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Most of the stepmothers I know didn't grow up thinking, "Hey, someday I'm going to be a stepmom. I can't wait." Nevertheless, I grew up to be the stepmother to three and my sister—brave sister that she is—grew up to marry a man who is the widowered father of six. And the reality is, my sister and I both have friends who grew up to be stepmothers as well. If you are a stepmother or know someone who is, here are a few suggestions for making the most of blended family life.
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April 30, 2019 09:15 AM MDT
For Tarrin Philpott, years of diagnosed “unexplained infertility” led her and her husband, Tyrell, to adoption. And it was a shift in strategy and heart.
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By  LDS Living
April 26, 2019 05:05 PM MDT
The veil between us and the spirit world can often grow thin, allowing us to feel the love and influence of eternal family. Recently, Anne Hinton Pratt wrote a moving article for Meridian Magazine detailing the sacred experiences many Latter-day Saints have experienced feeling the presence of angels and family yet to be born. Among them was an account from Matt Hill, who felt the presence of his eternal family while in the temple being sealed to his wife.
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March 16, 2019 09:45 AM MDT
“Rather than focusing on what they don’t do, instead focus on what they are doing and what they can do and their potential.”
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February 27, 2019 05:22 PM MST
From incredible trick shots to singing Disney songs, Latter-day Saint children have ruled the internet with their adorable home videos. Whether they are funny, sweet, or inspiring, these videos have garnered millions of views and impressed celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey, Jimmy Kimmel, and more.
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February 25, 2019 04:06 PM MST
CNN, Time, Fox, MSN, POPSUGAR, Daily Mail. One Latter-day Saint toddler has been capturing headlines across the globe.
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February 13, 2019 10:26 PM MST
Latter-day Saints Heather Fujikawa and Heidi Andrews are twins with a mother who was always pointing out beauty in the rare and obscure details most people seldom noticed.
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Fun
February 12, 2019 04:50 PM MST
Ever since they were little girls, Latter-day Saint twin sisters Brittany and Briana Deane dreamed of marrying twin brothers. Now, their childhood wish is coming true.
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February 11, 2019 12:00 PM MST
When Kyra announced her pregnancy on Facebook, she also had to announced her husband’s unexpected death. But peace would come.
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January 15, 2019 07:00 AM MST
More than 50 million remarried people currently live in the United States alone. Two of those people are my parents. In just over 14 months, they went from a couple of 25 years to divorcés to members of new blended families. I and my four adult siblings quite suddenly found ourselves with a stepfather, a stepmother, and five new stepsiblings. And for a long time, I wasn’t really sure where I fit.
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January 11, 2019 01:35 PM MST
For daily gospel-based relationship insights, join Jonathan’s Facebook group. To submit a question for Jonathan, click here.
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December 29, 2018 01:59 PM MST
There are few moments so touching in the New Testament as that memorable day when the Savior of the world bid the children in the crowds to draw near to Him. Said Jesus, "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God" (Luke 18:16).
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November 30, 2018 06:59 PM MST
The Deseret News and The Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at Brigham Young University recently revealed the results of their 2018 American Family Survey. They surveyed 3,000 American adults of different demographics on marriage, family, parenting, politics, and other relevant topics concerning families in the United States.
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Fun
November 24, 2018 11:02 AM MST
Children love to perform the Nativity, but sometimes they can lose interest faster than we would like. Check out these kid-friendly Nativity scripts to help keep things short and sweet.
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November 20, 2018 12:55 PM MST
On November 19, Elizabeth Smart announced the birth of her third child, a little girl named Olivia, on Instagram. In the post, she writes, "So happy to welcome Olivia to our family!"
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