The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is committing $500 million to spend over the next ten years on programs stopping childhood obesity. Continue reading
In the rural West Virginia county of McDowell County, almost half of all children live apart from their parents. Families have splintered in the face of economic and social troubles, leaving many grandparents to take on the role of parenting. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters visits to see how public schools are supporting these caretakers to improve kids’ lives. Continue reading
Parents may be using “baby-talk” when speaking to infants with the goal of making it easier for babies to understand, but a new Japanese study shows this may have the opposite effect.
More than one-quarter of married people in the United States lived in households that were religiously mixed. During the holidays, these interfaith families often either practice religious traditions according to their heritage or adopt more secular holiday observances. Continue reading
Picture books are usually kid-oriented, but two expletive-laden tales, written like traditional bedtime stories, are parents-only hits. “You Have To F**king Eat” and “Go The F**k To Sleep” have become best-sellers, with audiobooks voiced by Samuel L. Jackson and Bryan Cranston — two actors well-versed in the art of swearing. Jeffrey Brown interviews author Adam Mansbach. Continue reading
The Supreme Court heard a case of a former UPS driver who claims the company discriminated against her while she was pregnant. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal offers some background on the case and Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Marcia Greenberger of the National Women’s Law Center and Karen Harned of the National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Legal Center. Continue reading
In Washington state, where there was a deadly school shooting just last month, a different district has been training administrators to carry guns in case of a confrontation with an active shooter. Special correspondent Terry Murphy of KCTS Television in Seattle reports. Continue reading