“The human relationship is the greatest reward.” -Dr. Karyn Purvis, Texas Christian Institute of Child Development

“I have wept in the night for the shortness of sight that to somebody’s need made me blind; but I never have yet felt a tinge of regret for being a little too kind.” – Quoted by Thomas S. Monson

“Second only to your love, [your children] need your limits.” -Jeffrey R. Holland (2005, ‘To Young Women’)

Baseline Rules for Parenting Righteously
13 Discipline Principles by Jonathan Swinton, Therapist – LDS Living Magazine
Homemaking a ‘Real Job’: One Mother’s Response
Crazy Things People (Always) Say When They Hear of a ‘Stay at Home’ Mom
7 Mistakes LDS Parents Make by Mark Ogletree PhD, LDS Living Magazine
The 25 Mistakes LDS Parents Make and how to Avoid Them by Randal A. Wright, PhD – Book Notes
Do They Grow Up Too Fast? Gospel Truths Dispel Dismay
4 Steps To Authoritative Parenting by BYU Professor Julie Haupt
Example of Rules for Family with Young Children by Meg Richardson
Effects of Family of Origin on an Individual’s Attachment Preferences
Expect Great Things of Young People
The Revelatory function of a parent
Megan Richardson Parenting Essay
Rules of Civility in the Honorable Home
How Children Benefit from Having Many Siblings
Prophets Discourage Anger
Modern Prophets Discourage Delaying Childbirth
Exponential Exaltation via Childbearing
Family Creation Analogous to The Fall and Atonement: The Path to Salvation
Birth Control
Children are an Heritage (Inheritance) of (from) the Lord: What & Why is a Parent Here and in Eternity
The Parent Child Relationship in the Hereafter
Losing Your Children and Eternal Procreative Power Upon Disobedience
Parenthood: The Eternal Fountain of Glory
Developmental Outline Sketch for Raising Children
Priority Parenting and Family Structure
Gentle Parenting – Quotes of the Prophets
Strict Parenting – Quotes of the Prophets
What Should be the Legal Limits of Child Discipline?
10 Foster Parenting Myths
Family Council Meetings
Fighting For Zion-esque Fatherhood & Beauty in a Brutal Babylon
Why Bad things to Good People? God Isn’t a Nanny Parent
We are Living in The Great and Spacious Building
Family Based Duties & Priorities for All
Lessons from Fathers of Faith by Maller et al – Book Notes
The Fountain of Life by President Boyd K. Packer – Lecture Notes
TBRI Foster Parenting – Lecture Notes
The Invisible Mother by Nicole Johnson – Full Text Article
Moral expression by marriage and childbearing


More Parenting Resources:

Assorted Parenting Resources

Foster & Adoption Forums

Parenting Forums

Large Family Forums


Assorted Parenting Resources

Glen L Latham – parenting & teaching on Parenting on Parenting – An Anti-Abortion Group

Karyn Purvis – – Texas Christian Institute, helping traumatized children in positive ways

Foster Cline, M.D., and Jim Fay – Parenting With Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility

Gary Chapman, Ph.D. and Ross Campbell, M.D – The Five Love Languages of Children

Randal A. Wright – LDS parenting mistakes, etc. Former BYU professor

Leonard Oestreicher – screens lead to autism

-Mark D Ogletree, see book on raising missionary kids

-Neil Flinders: Teach the children: an agency approach to education; Joseph Smith: America’s Greatest Educator

-Kevin Hinckley: Parenting the Strong Willed Child

-Cynthia Tobias: You can’t make me but I can be persuaded

-David Sorenson: a biblical guide for Christian parents

Craig H. Hart – parenting, family proclamation

Rebecca Eanes – parenting

Nicholeen Peck – parenting

Susan Stiffelman – parenting

-David Williamson Shaffer: how computer games help children learn


Foster & Adoption Forums


-LDS Foster-Adopt (264 members)

-LDS Foster Care and Adoption Support group (90 members)

-LDS birth parents, adoptive parent and adoptee support (2,777 members)

-LDS Adoptive Parents (389 members)


Parenting Forums


-LDS Parents – When Our Children Go Astray (1,569 members)

-Utah Parenting Forum: Toddlers to Teens (679 members)

-Large Family Parenting (914 members)


-LDS Parents of Virtue (45 members)

-LDS Parenting (360 members)


Large Family Forums


-Large Family Tricks of the Trade (12,259 members)

-Large LDS Families (279 members)

-Organizing & Minimizing, Large Family Style! (147 members)

-Large Families No Haters (271 members)

-Large Family Homeschoolers (626 members)

-Large Family Homeschoolers (another group, 38 members)

-Large families of 4+kids – Homeschooling (280 members)

-LDS Adoptive Parents (389 members)