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October 10, 2016

This week’s family-re­­lated news coverage included encouraging news that teenagers can be taught effective coping skills, how the wealthy handle divorce, words of wisdom on marriage from Justice Ginsburg, an exploration of ­­paid maternity leave in the United States, research on helping preschoolers cope with their feelings, and finally an interview with the creator of a new comedy about mid-life divorce.

Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress Jan Hoffman, The New York Times, September 29, 2016 Though academic and social pressures continue to pile on in high school, teenagers can be taught effective coping skills to skirt the pitfalls of anxiety and depression.

How Rich Couples Who Aren’t Pitt and Jolie Manage Their Divorces Paul Sullivan, The New York Times, September, 30, 2016 When a couple splits, financial issues can be clear cut or murky, however the negotiations regarding parenting are often very complex.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Advice for Living Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The New York Times, October 1, 2016 Justice Ginsburg talks personally about her marriage and work life balance.

On Your Mark, Give Birth, Go Back to Work Jennifer Ludden, NPR, October 4, 2016 This article and podcast focus on the difficulty of going right back to work after giving birth and cites the fact that of the 193 countries in the United Nations,185 have national paid leave laws. The United States is one of the few outliers.

Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility Kj Dell’Antonia, The New York Times, October 4, 2016 Research shows that when teachers help preschoolers learn to manage their feelings in the classroom, those children become better problem solvers when faced with an emotional situation, and are better able to engage in learning tasks.

Divorce Finds the Comedy in Calling it Quits NPR Staff, October 7, 2016 A new comedy, created by someone who has not been divorced, focuses on the crumbling marriage of a middle aged couple. The creator quips that anyone who is married can relate to divorce and there are divorced people on the writing staff to assure authenticity.

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