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The Nassar Case Presents Difficult Parenting Questions
The case surrounding USA Gymnastics and Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar has been in the spotlight as former Olympic gymnasts like Aly Raisman spoke publicly about the traumatic abuse they suffered at the hands of Dr. Nassar. This article from the New York Times discusses the difficult questions parents face in discussing the case with their children.
Teens Are Risking Their Lives by Taking the ‘Tide Pod Challenge’
If you’re like us, you were probably wondering why Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski took time out of preparing for the playoffs to remind people that Tide Pods are not for eating. This Parents.com article explains the “Tide Pod Challenge” and why it might be a good idea to remind your kids not to try everything they see on the internet.
‘Part-time parenting’ can benefit kids while liberating mums and dads
Part-time parent? Sign us up! This article from ABC News Australia takes a look at how children, and parents, can benefit from having one on one time with each parent – even if the parents are no longer romantically involved.
‘Achtung Baby’: Should we parent more like the Germans do?
In her book, Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children, author Sara Zaske chronicles raising her a child as an expat living in Berlin. This article from USA Today delves into the differences she experienced between the way Americans and Germans raise their children.