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July 25, 2016

Last week’s family-related news coverage included discussions of gun violence from a pediatrician’s perspective, the rise of male recipients of spousal support, seven things to remember when starting a divorce, and guidance about the right age to give a child a smartphone.

A Pediatrician’s View of Gun Violence and Children Peri Klass, M.D., The New York Times, July 18, 2016 Pediatrician Peri Klass describes the effect news and images of gun violence can have on children at different ages, and how to help them as a parent.

The Percentage of Men Awarded Spousal Support Increasing John Giffith, Divorce Magazine, July 19, 2016 Nearly four decades ago the Supreme Court rules that men are equally eligible for spousal support and the amount of men actually receiving spousal support is finally on the rise.

7 Things People Forget to Do Before Getting a Divorce Caroline Davis, Divorce Magazine, July 20, 2016 These seven helpful tips will help point you in the direction of a healthy divorce.

What’s the Right Age for a Child to Get a Smartphone? Brian X. Chen, The New York Times, July 20, 2016 As more children get phones at 10 and younger, parents face the question of when to allow unfettered access to the internet and all its benefits and perils.

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