Weekly News Roundup

This week’s family-related news included challenges of being an involved father when your father was largely absent, a push to raise the age of marriage in 10 states, differing opinions on the newest craze called a “fidget spinner,” how to help your child navigate your shared traits, how napping pods can support high schoolers, a More →

Weekly News Roundup

This week’s family-related news included thoughts on the art of teaching, a look at how our schools are failing Black and Hispanic students, reasons why co-habitation, rather than marriage, has gained popularity among the older set, concern over the lack of interest in the medical community about “matrescence,”  an exposé concerning the disparate impact of More →

Weekly News Roundup

This week’s family-related news included a deep dive into helping teachers understand and support their most challenging students,  facts about “lunch shaming”, the wide spread use of ‘Advanced Placement’ testing without knowledge that it is academically beneficial, the prevalence of child on child sexual abuse, concerns about the Netflix series “13 Reasons” about teen suicide More →

Weekly News Roundup

This week’s family-related news included a report from the BBC highlighting children’s criticism of their parents’ overuse of mobile phones, an interview with Sheryl Sandberg about her new book with a focus on how to help kids deal with grief, a study about the benefits of daily routines for kids, a fascinating look at China’s More →

Weekly News Roundup

This week’s family-related news included a reminder that it is important for kids to confront challenges, research as to the best time to start kids in kindergarten, findings on the link between loneliness in childhood and loneliness later in life, a social media campaign in India supporting transgender parents, the birth of the first NYC More →

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It is with tremendous sadness that we recount the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Recently in the landmark and far-reaching NYS Court of Appeals decision, MATTER OF BROOKE S.B. v. ELIZABETH A.C.C., Judge Abdus-Salaam expanded the rights of parents: “… in light of more recently delineated legal principles, the definition of “parent” established by this More →

Weekly News Roundup

This week’s family-related news included a story of divorced parents who take family photos together every year, a program in Mexico which helps students, who were deported from the U.S., cope with their new circumstances, a photo essay focusing on the anxiety of high school students, a spotlight on how movies often do not consider More →

Weekly News Roundup

This week’s family-related news included information on college resource centers for immigrant college students, a beautiful compilation of global family recipes and photographs, baby boxes acceptance in the United States, a new look at the concept of the “open classroom,” a Canadian ruling that allows platonic friends to legally become co-parents, research confirming that breast More →

Weekly News Roundup

This week’s family-related news included tips on how to support average learners alongside students who have learning differences, highlights on an abundance of activity in education related news, introduction of a new character with autism on Sesame Street, a personal account of a father’s life parenting two sons with schizophrenia, a unanimous Supreme Court decision More →

Weekly News Roundup

This week’s family-related news included a story of a creative connection between granddaughter and grandmother, research on the question of whether extended use of social media by teens is decreasing their use of recreational drugs, a personal account of parents traveling abroad with their three adult children, concern over whether the legalization of marijuana will More →