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August 14, 2017


Our Weekly News Roundup usually posts every Monday by noon. However, for the remainder of August, the Roundup will be on summer break. We are sending you off with plenty of family-related articles to read over the next few weeks. We hope you enjoy the waning days of summer!

Monday, September 4th is Labor Day, so we look forward to providing our regularly scheduled Weekly News Roundup on Tuesday, September 5th. Separation, Divorce and Co-Parenting

Study: These Are the Peak Times for Divorce AJ Willingham, CNN, August 24, 2016

There’s No Wrong Way to Have a Family, and IKEA’s Latest Ad Totally Gets It Erin Canty, Upworthy, September 16, 2016

I Have to Text My Rapist: Victims Forced to Parent with Attackers Thom Patterson, CNN, November 18, 2016

Kids Who Spend Time with Each Parent After a Divorce Have Better Health and Development, Research Shows Richard A. Warshak, Business Insider, May 26, 2017

Dad Celebrates His Daughter Going to College with Unpeeled Oranges Koi-Marie Mckenzie, ABC News, June 5, 2017

After Proposing to His Girlfriend, This Man Proposed to Her Daughter Too Kelsey Borresen, The Huffington Post, June 20, 2017

My Husband and I Are Both on Disability. Would Getting Divorced Help Us Financially? Philip Moeller, PBS Newshour, June 22, 2017

What 5 Years of Divorce Have Taught Me Heidi Stevens, The Chicago Tribune, July 25, 2017

Rachel Cusk Gut-Renovates the Novel Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, August 7, 2017

NJ Supreme Court Rewrites Standard for Child Relocation Micheal Booth, New Jersey Law Journal, August 8, 2017

On Love and Marriage

Love has No Labels A FamilyKind favorite, February 14, 2015

When a Husband Becomes a Wife The Atlantic, October 4, 2016

Love Is Love Is Love Is … Cut the Mike Elna Baker, The New York Times, June 24, 2017

The Teen-Age Brides of Georgia Sophie Pinkham, The New Yorker, November 15, 2016

How Young Muslims Define ‘Halal Dating’ For Themselves Neha Rashid, NPR, April 20, 2017

Seeking the Comfort of an Old Flame: Solitude Lisa Ko, The New York Times, June 30, 2017

Pope Francis Replaces Conservative Top Theologian Gerhard Ludwig Muller BBC, July 1, 2017

How to Stop Breaking Up Mathew Sullivan, The New York Times, July 14, 2017

YouTube Falls Hard for ‘In a Heartbeat,’ a Boy-Meets-Boy Story Christina Caron, The New York Times, August 4, 2017

When Falling In Love Meant Embracing a New Cuisine Anne Noyes Saini, NPR, August, 7, 2017

She’s 98. He’s 94. They Met at the Gym Vincent M. Mallozzi, The New York TImes, August 11, 2017

On Being a Parent and Family Living This Photographer Fights Outdated Norms with Beautiful Portraits of Modern Moms Erin Canty, Upworthy, November 28, 2016

2-Year-Olds Don’t Care How Others Feel — So Stop Forcing Them to Apologize Meghan Leahy, The Washington Post, May 10, 2017

The Work You Do, the Person You Are Toni Morrison, The New Yorker, June 5, 2017

My Dad’s Sudden Outburst: ‘I Love You’ Wajahat Ali, The New York Times, June 17, 2017

From Africa to Geneva and Back: Why a New Dad Returned to His Roots Marc Silver, NPR, June 18, 2017

This Father’s Day, Remembering a Time When Dads Weren’t Welcome in Delivery Rooms Deena Prichep, NPR, June 18, 2017

The Dad Who Photoshops His Baby Daughter Into Dangerous Situations Michael Agger, The New Yorker, June 26, 2017

The Quest to Make Vertical Living Family-Friendly Mimi Kirk, Citylab, July 6, 2017

Bumbling Dad Commercials are Cringeworthy. So the UK’s Doing Something About Them James Gaines, Upworthy, July 19, 2017

12 Things You Should Know Before Adopting a Child Mary McBride, Cosmopolitan, July 20, 2016

At Summer Camp, Girls Build Sandboxes and Confidence in Their Own Abilities Deena Prichep, NPR, July 29, 2017

Motherhood Isn’t Sacrifice, It’s Selfishness Karen Rinaldi, The New York Times, August 4, 2017

Nursing Mom Makes The Breast Of It After Museum Tells Her to Cover Up Camila Domonoke, NPR, August 6, 2017

How Smartphones are Making Kids Unhappy Audie Cornish, NPR, August 7, 2017 China’s ‘Giant Infants’ Helen Gao, The New York Times, August 8, 2017

Protecting My Son Meant Wishing for His Death Lu Spinney, The New York Times, August 11, 2017

4-H Is Helping Kids Plant the Seeds for Healthy Relationships Kayla Lattimore, NPR, August 11, 2017

How to Talk to Kids About Death, According to Picture Books Bruce Handy, The New Yorker, August 11, 2017

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