Those costs — food, housing, childcare and education — rose 1.8 percent over the previous year, the Agriculture Department's new "Expenditures on Children and Families" report said. As in the past, families in the urban Northeast will spend more than…
Four months isn’t enough time for new moms to recover from the exhaustion of having a kid, a new study published in PLOSone reports.
By Frank Bi, Elizabeth Shell, Vanessa Dennis
Not everyone agrees on the best methods for raising kids. Use our interactive to see which country has values to teach children in order closest to yours.
By PBS NewsHour
For children in the U.S., unsupervised play is largely a pastime of previous generations. Hanna Rosin of The Atlantic writes about the consequences of guarding children from perceived dangers in her article, “The Overprotected Kid.” Judy Woodruff interviews Rosin about…
By Jenny Marder
We turned to three experts with different backgrounds and asked them how they would deal with a variety of real-world scenarios.
By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — When it comes to baby names, blending in is out, and standing out is in. Noah and Sophia top the Social Security Administration’s list of most popular American baby names for 2013, but they don’t begin to approach…
He’s just an ordinary dad with a smartphone ... and a cape. And he's using them for good. Meet Blake Wilson, the real guy behind the Batman mask and the husky voice for which his character “Batdad” is famous.
By PBS NewsHour
In most of the country, child care is the most expensive part of the family budget. Infant care now costs more than state college tuition in many places. But while it might demand a luxury price, offering important advantages to…
By Sarah McHaney
Be a man. Man up. Don’t cry. Phrases boys hear their whole lives. They’re echoed in the opening lines of “The Mask You Live In,” a new documentary from filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom that examines the mixed messages we send…
The high cost of child care is squeezing many low-income parents who want to work full-time but have to stay home with their children because they cannot afford appropriate care for their kids.
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