The U.S. Senate is trying to pass a $1.9 trillion package for COVID and economic-related relief, with one key section providing assistance to families with children by expanding tax credits. Many families could receive a $3,000 credit per child. We…
By Yamiche Alcindor, Jaywon Choe
More and more older adults are raising kids for the second time around because of illness, incarceration, addiction, or any number of reasons. And since the start of the pandemic, almost 40 percent of "grandfamilies" say they struggle to pay…
By Stephanie Sy, Diane Lincoln Estes
Research has found that prisoners who maintain close contact with their family members while incarcerated have lower recidivism rates. But for formerly incarcerated mothers, rebuilding relationships with their children can be incredibly challenging after they serve time behind bars. Amna…
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz, Gretchen Frazee
From mandates to work from home to massive school closures, the coronavirus has transformed the lives of millions of Americans. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker gives us a firsthand account of how the pandemic is impacting his family.
By Christopher Booker
By Orestes 'Pat' Hastings, Daniel Schneider, The Conversation
Research shows family structure plays a role in how much parents spend on their children.
At least four Central American men in this California detention facility say U.S. immigration officials took their children after they arrived at the border, asking for asylum. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the agency separated the children for their safety,…
A lot has changed about parenting since the first days of America, including our perceptions of what’s best for our children. Jennifer Senior, author of "All Joy and No Fun," offers her Brief But Spectacular take on the paradoxes of…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Vic Pasquantonio
Memorial Day can be an emotional day for those who have lost a loved one serving in the military. In turn, common remarks like "Happy Memorial Day" can be painful for some families to hear.
By Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour
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