Why the Academy may allow screen time for babies
Tanya Basu - Time, 12 October 2015.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is reconsidering its digital exposure guidelines for children for the first time in more than 15 years. “In a world where ‘screen time’ is becoming simply ‘time,’ our policies must evolve or become obsolete,” the AAP’s media committee wrote in a post on the group’s website accompanying a report.
US: paid family leave is (finally!) inevitable
Vivien Labaton - CNBC,14 October 2015.
Presidential candidates are talking about paid family leave — both for and against it — because they know this issue is top of mind for voters throughout the country. For American voters, family comes first. Whether it's for a newborn, an ailing parent, or a spouse nursing an injury, being there and providing for family isn't negotiable.
How much phone data should your children use?
Harry Wallop - The Telegraph,9 October 2015.
In the age of the smartphone, it’s a ubiquitous parenting conundrum - so just what do you do when your child asks for more internet data on his or her phone?
4 parenting types: Which are you?
Amanda Oglesby - Detroit Free Press, 8 October 2015.
The art of parenting has become its own science, with labels, carefully analyzed techniques and experts weighing in on how the latest trends are shaping society. Tiger moms, helicopter parents, attachment techniques and free-range kids are at the core of recent debates about how kids should be raised. So what do these terms mean?
The art of parenting on a disappearing planet
Frida Berrigan - The Nation, 6 October 2015.
From mommy magazines to child-development specialists, we are constantly told how to protect our children—but how do we protect them from climate change?
Secrets of the world’s healthiest children
A. Pawlowski - Today, 6 October 2015.
What is it about Japan that makes it such a center of wellness? It’s a question Naomi Moriyama and her husband William Doyle set out to investigate in their new book, “Secrets of the World’s Healthiest Children: Why Japanese Children Have the Longest, Healthiest Lives — And How Yours Can Too.”
A performance review may be good for your marriage
Elizabeth Bersntein - The Wall Street Journal, 5 October 2015.
A growing number of marriage therapists and relationship researchers recommend that spouses and romantic partners complete periodic performance reviews. Couples typically wait too long to go to therapy for help, they say. By taking time to regularly evaluate and review their relationship together, partners can recognize what is and isn’t working—and identify goals for improvement—long before problems become entrenched and irresolvable.
5 things you need to remember about marriage
Taryn Brooke The Cheat Sheet, 3 October 2015.
Love and marriage require a 100% investment from both partners — and acceptance of your spouse as a 50/50 partner in all that you do — and if you are not ready to let someone into your life so fully and openly, then maybe marriage is not yet the step you need to take.
“Too many want perfect children”
Bethany Hiatt - The West Australian, 4 October 2015.
Children are under increasing pressure to be perfect, according to the head of one of Perth’s prestigious girls’ schools. “I think there is greater expectation on young people today to be perfect, to be good at everything,” she said. “There’s less freedom, there’s more structured play, structured music lessons, structured sport and structured homework.”
The UN’s development agenda and the family
Ignacio Socías - MercatorNet, 2 October 2015.
Early this week the United Nations General Assembly, meeting in New York, unanimously endorsed and adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Goals. Unlike the Milennium Deveopment Goals, which have guided international development effort for the past 15 years, Agenda 2030 was hammered out with the input of wide range of institutions and civil society groups.