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June 20, 2016

Last week’s family-related news coverage included discussions of support for new dads, big moments in blended families, teens and technology, how to talk about the (really) tough stuff, and the challenges of parenting during the summer before college.

The New Dad’s Club John Cary, The New York Times, June 19, 2016 As women advance in the workforce fathers are taking on larger parenting roles, but where are the other dads to greet them with advice and community? As new father John Cary writes, “guys like us, it turns out, are hungry for a place to talk with other men, particularly about how fatherhood is changing us, and changing writ large.”

Fathers and Stepfathers Join Hands at Weddings Alix Strauss, The New York Times, June 17, 2016 Forty percent of children in the United States grow up in blended families; as the expectations for family formation change, so do traditions.

Who Needs Parents When You’ve Got Siri? Melissa T. Shultz, The Washington Post, June 17, 2016 Siri gets more than one billion requests each week, Google processes 40,000 search queries every second — embarrassment is saved, but what gets lost when children ask a search engine instead of their parents?

The Teenager with One Foot Out The Door Lisa Damour, The New York Times, June 15, 2016 The summer before college can be a challenging one for families as teens prepare to fly the nest, coping in unexpected ways.

Orlandophobia: How to Talk to Children About Scary Things Beyond Our Control Michael Oberschneider, The New York Times, June 15, 2016 Having tough conversations about scary real life events with your children — tips from a child psychologist.

For Teenagers, The Pleasure of Likes Roni Caryn Rabin, The New York Times, June 14, 2016 Move over sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. For today’s teenager, it’s all about the “‘likes.”

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