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Chase Ricks, 13, of the Crescent 11th Ward, Draper Utah Crescent View Stake, gets a hug from his mother, Janet, after scoring a goal while playing hockey in family's backyard.

Such wholesome activities help create a home where family life and gospel lving help children become competent, spiritually strong members of the Church, say two BYU professors.

Parents have a compelling influence in shaping the behavior of teenagers, they say. The story begins on page 4.