Parents reading to children leads to bonding benefits
Deseret News, 25 January 2015.
As education and the successive workforce shift into the digital era, traditional reading — at least as we know it now — may gradually disappear. Parents reading to their young children at home can help prepare the children for school, open doors of interest and understanding and increase family bonding time.
How do we respond to parenthood?
Nathan Collins - Pacific Standard, 24 January 2015.
Yes, men have a harder time than women adjusting to life as new parents. But that blanket statement covers up important differences between individual men and women—specifically how those differences affect couples making the transition to parenthood, according to a new study.
How to protect children from the effects of divorce
John Sharry - The Irish Times, 24 January 2015.
There are positive things separating parents can do to minimise the negative impact of marital breakdown on children. Children are vulnerable at this time, but also resilient. Parents may be upset or angry while going through separation, but they are nearly always well-intentioned towards their children too.
Taiwan: legal obligation to control kids on computers
Kabir Chibber - Quartz, 24 January 2015.
A lot of parents are worried about their children spending too much in front of the phone or tablet. Parents in Taiwan now have to do something about it. Lawmakers have expanded existing legislation to say that children under 18 on the island “may not constantly use electronic products for a period of time that is not reasonable.”
Should parents choose whether to vaccinate kids?
CBS NEWS, 23 January 2015.
Parents who refuse to vaccinate often fear rare side effects of vaccines. California is trying to make it harder to get those personal belief waivers, now requiring parents to get a signature from a doctor saying they have been made aware of the risks of not vaccinating.
6 common mistakes parents make
Rebecca Mckown - The Huffington Post, 23 January 2014.
We as parents become so protective and powerful we take on the role of knowing more than our little bundles of joys. Sure, they need guidance and feeding and shelter. But what if, other than the basic needs we listened and watched them know? What if kids were given the freedom and trust to think and become the awesome person they were meant to become?
15 tips for instilling leadership skills in children
John Rampton - Entrepreneur, 23 January 2015.
While leadership skills can come naturally, children learn lessons along the way that significantly impacts them later in life. The right words at the right time can make all the difference. Here are 15 great tips to help you instill the right skills in the future leaders in your life.
Does child care cost more than college?
Anna Bahnney - Forbes, 22 January 2015.
For 63 percent of American families with kids, either both parents or a single parent is working. The need for child care is immense and growing. And the expense can leave families struggling. Child care continues to be one of the most significant expenses in a family budget, often exceeding the cost of housing, transportation, food and even — depending on where you live — college.
How Bill Gates will try to save 2 million children
Dan Diamond - Forbes, 22 January 2015.
Bill and Melinda just released their 2015 annual letter, which includes ambitious goals like using data to improve higher education and creating a registry of volunteers. But one of the most important ideas is the Gates Foundation’s ongoing commitment to “global health equity,” or that everyone should have access to the same modern medical care and treatment, whether you’re in South Carolina or the South Sudan.
Families don’t just care for young children
Howard Gleckman - Forbes, 21 January 2015.
Obama proposed a number of steps aimed at helping working parents care. And while some may provide limited assistance to those whose parents face a short-term acute medical crisis, they’d do little to someone help care for a frail parent or spouse with a chronic illness, or a child with a disability.