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August 22, 2016

Last week’s family-related news coverage included tips on how to help your kids grow up happy, and discussions of community efforts to stem childhood trauma, the rising trend of unisex baby names, and the ethics of having kids in the age of climate change.

4 Habits Every Kid Needs to Grow Up Happy Erica Reischer, Mind Body Green, August 16, 2016 Parents’ ideas of how to help kids be happy is often contrary to what decades’ worth of studies show really works to promote well-being.

How Community Networks Stem Childhood Traumas David Bornstein, The New York Times, August 17, 2016 In different parts of Washington state, working together on local agendas was a key to chipping away at social ills.

Is Hayden a Boy or a Girl? Alex Williams, The New York Times, August 18, 2016 Charlie, Emerson and other unisex names are not just a Hollywood fad, but a rising trend amount American parents.

Should We Be Having Kids the Age of Climate Change? Jennifer Ludden, All Things Considered, NPR, August 18, 2016 Standing before several dozen students in a college classroom, Travis Rieder tries to convince them not to have children. Or at least not too many.

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