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Sacramento Bee
17 hours ago
Parenting

At what age is it OK to leave a child alone in California? Here's what the law says

Finding day care in California can be expensive and challenging; leaving a child home alone depends on factors like maturity and age guidelines from other states. [ more ]
Scary Mommy
1 month ago
Parenting

This Pediatric OR Nurse Listed 5 Things She Will Never Let Her Kids Do To Keep Them Safe

Being a pediatric OR nurse has influenced Josie Rose Mueller's parenting approach towards safety, prioritizing precautions for her children. [ more ]
Kqed
2 months ago
Health

New UCSF Center Offers Hope for Children With Rare Genetic Disease | KQED

Parents cope with caring for child with rare genetic disease affecting every aspect of their lives. [ more ]
TODAY.com
3 months ago
Parenting

Mom shares the 1 clothing rule she has for her kids and it involves stains

It's acceptable to send kids to school in clean, stained clothes due to practicality and financial constraints. [ more ]
Scary Mommy
4 months ago
Parenting

This Mom Wants To Know How Many Parents Are Bathing Their Kids Every Night

Some parents don't bathe their children every day due to practical reasons like time constraints.
People have varying opinions on how often children should be bathed. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
5 months ago
Parenting

Parents of two-year-olds can earn 774 during free childcare hours from April

Parents can earn money by working during their children's free childcare hours
Temporary work provides flexibility for parents with childcare commitments [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
17 hours ago
Parenting

At what age is it OK to leave a child alone in California? Here's what the law says

Finding day care in California can be expensive and challenging; leaving a child home alone depends on factors like maturity and age guidelines from other states. [ more ]
Scary Mommy
1 month ago
Parenting

This Pediatric OR Nurse Listed 5 Things She Will Never Let Her Kids Do To Keep Them Safe

Being a pediatric OR nurse has influenced Josie Rose Mueller's parenting approach towards safety, prioritizing precautions for her children. [ more ]
Kqed
2 months ago
Health

New UCSF Center Offers Hope for Children With Rare Genetic Disease | KQED

Parents cope with caring for child with rare genetic disease affecting every aspect of their lives. [ more ]
TODAY.com
3 months ago
Parenting

Mom shares the 1 clothing rule she has for her kids and it involves stains

It's acceptable to send kids to school in clean, stained clothes due to practicality and financial constraints. [ more ]
Scary Mommy
4 months ago
Parenting

This Mom Wants To Know How Many Parents Are Bathing Their Kids Every Night

Some parents don't bathe their children every day due to practical reasons like time constraints.
People have varying opinions on how often children should be bathed. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
5 months ago
Parenting

Parents of two-year-olds can earn 774 during free childcare hours from April

Parents can earn money by working during their children's free childcare hours
Temporary work provides flexibility for parents with childcare commitments [ more ]
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Mail Online
2 months ago
OMG science

Study reveals why humans outlived Neanderthals

Humans provided prolonged childcare to offspring, potentially contributing to the extinction of Neanderthals. [ more ]
Washington Post
2 months ago
US news

Day-care workers charged with lacing children's food with melatonin

Day-care workers in New Hampshire allegedly gave children melatonin without parents' consent. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
2 months ago
New York City

Group says Adams' promise of 3-K seats for every child falls through

Not all parents of city children received 3-K seat despite promises from Mayor Eric Adams. [ more ]
#family-dynamics
YourTango
2 months ago
Writing

Mom's Husband Offers 'No Assistance' For Childcare Costs - Says She Should Work From Home To Take Care Of The Kids

Reliable and affordable childcare in the U.S. is a significant challenge, exacerbated by spouses who don't contribute equally. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Parenting

What our parents need to know about bringing up our kids | Eva Wiseman

More grandparents are providing childcare due to soaring childcare costs and inflexible childcare systems.
Grandparenting can be both a privilege and a source of tension, leading to resentment and hushed arguments. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Parenting

Dear Abby: After I had kids, she conveniently forgot her promise

Stepmother promised to retire and help with kids, but never follows through
Cultural differences in expectations for grandparents' involvement in childcare [ more ]
YourTango
2 months ago
Writing

Mom's Husband Offers 'No Assistance' For Childcare Costs - Says She Should Work From Home To Take Care Of The Kids

Reliable and affordable childcare in the U.S. is a significant challenge, exacerbated by spouses who don't contribute equally. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Parenting

What our parents need to know about bringing up our kids | Eva Wiseman

More grandparents are providing childcare due to soaring childcare costs and inflexible childcare systems.
Grandparenting can be both a privilege and a source of tension, leading to resentment and hushed arguments. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Parenting

Dear Abby: After I had kids, she conveniently forgot her promise

Stepmother promised to retire and help with kids, but never follows through
Cultural differences in expectations for grandparents' involvement in childcare [ more ]
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Fast Company
2 months ago
Left-wing politics

Biden sends a lifeline to the 'sandwich generation' with childcare and eldercare proposals

President Biden is reviving plans to overhaul childcare and caregiving services, previously part of Build Back Better agenda, aiming to address the needs of the 'Sandwich Generation'. [ more ]
Scary Mommy
3 months ago
Parenting

An Etiquette Expert Answers: Should You Ever Pay A Family Member To Babysit?

Scoring free childcare from family is valuable but may lead to questioning if payment is appropriate.
Etiquette expert advises on when to pay family members for childcare services, considering circumstances and financial ability. [ more ]
#labour-party
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Childcare places fall by 1,000' as Labour accuses ministers of botched' expansion

Childcare places dropped by over 1,000 despite upcoming increase in demand due to free hours for two-year-olds.
Labour accuses Conservatives of lacking a solid plan for childcare expansion, leading to families struggling to enroll their children. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Jeremy Hunt taking lessons from Glasgow Willy Wonka experience', jokes Starmer

Chancellor guarantees pay rates to childcare providers for 2 years
Labour leader questions government's childcare promises [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
Women in technology

Could undecided women voters determine the general election?

Many women in the UK are unsure about who to vote for in the upcoming general election, with a quarter of women remaining undecided.
Women with caring responsibilities prioritize childcare and social care as leading issues, which may influence their voting decisions.
The Green Party is seen as a potential alternative for many women who no longer feel comfortable voting for the Labour Party. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Childcare places fall by 1,000' as Labour accuses ministers of botched' expansion

Childcare places dropped by over 1,000 despite upcoming increase in demand due to free hours for two-year-olds.
Labour accuses Conservatives of lacking a solid plan for childcare expansion, leading to families struggling to enroll their children. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Jeremy Hunt taking lessons from Glasgow Willy Wonka experience', jokes Starmer

Chancellor guarantees pay rates to childcare providers for 2 years
Labour leader questions government's childcare promises [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
Women in technology

Could undecided women voters determine the general election?

Many women in the UK are unsure about who to vote for in the upcoming general election, with a quarter of women remaining undecided.
Women with caring responsibilities prioritize childcare and social care as leading issues, which may influence their voting decisions.
The Green Party is seen as a potential alternative for many women who no longer feel comfortable voting for the Labour Party. [ more ]
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www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
Parenting

Opinion: Marry rich. That's the Republican plan for moms

Republicans emphasize family-friendly policies but lack substantial support for them.
Mothers in the U.S. face challenges like lack of paid time off, maternal care coverage, and affordable child care. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
Parenting

My house managers make me a better mom - they do the grunt work so I can enjoy life

Busy moms rely on house managers for help with daily tasks like childcare and household chores.
House managers are becoming popular as a singular role combining housekeeper, nanny, and personal assistant duties. [ more ]
The Atlantic
4 months ago
Parenting

Dad Culture Has Nothing to Do With Parenting

Modern fathers are more involved in their children's lives than stereotypes suggest.
Stereotypes like 'dad bod' and 'dad rock' don't accurately reflect the responsibilities of fatherhood. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Parenting

Single parents on benefits being punished' by Tory policy pushing them to work 30-hour week

Single parents struggle with unrealistic government policies on work hours and face challenges like lack of childcare and job discrimination. [ more ]
Daily Mom magazine
4 months ago
Parenting

Why It's Not Selfish For You To Take Quality Time For Yourself " Read Now!

Society often trains women to seek childcare help only for specific tasks, leading to feelings of constraint and lack of personal time.
Many mothers experience a lack of quality time for self-care and personal activities due to societal expectations of dedicating all time and energy to childcare. [ more ]
Slate Magazine
5 months ago
Parenting

I'm Shocked by What Parents Are Supposedly Doing With Potty Training Now

Potty training debate in Utah
Support for American parents [ more ]
#remote-work
YourTango
5 months ago
Career

Employee Says She Was Suddenly Fired The Same Day Her Boss Gave Her A 'Shout Out' For Doing A Great Job

A work-from-home mother was suddenly fired despite her exceptional performance.
She highlights the lack of care and support from employers for their employees. [ more ]
Phys
7 months ago
Remote teams

Improved employment policies can encourage fathers to be more involved at home

Remote work during the pandemic has led to increased involvement of Canadian fathers in household work and childcare.
Access to policies like parental leave and remote work is limited, hindering their potential for promoting gender equality in caregiving. [ more ]
YourTango
5 months ago
Career

Employee Says She Was Suddenly Fired The Same Day Her Boss Gave Her A 'Shout Out' For Doing A Great Job

A work-from-home mother was suddenly fired despite her exceptional performance.
She highlights the lack of care and support from employers for their employees. [ more ]
Phys
7 months ago
Remote teams

Improved employment policies can encourage fathers to be more involved at home

Remote work during the pandemic has led to increased involvement of Canadian fathers in household work and childcare.
Access to policies like parental leave and remote work is limited, hindering their potential for promoting gender equality in caregiving. [ more ]
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Sacramento Bee
5 months ago
California

California is one of most expensive states to have kids. Do you qualify for a tax credit?

California is the fourth most expensive state for childcare in the U.S.
Tax credits such as the child tax credit and child and dependent care credit can help you save money on your federal taxes. [ more ]
#education
Independent.ie
5 months ago
Education

Pupils left with just 14 days of school in March: 'Closing for polling day gives wrong message on education'

Schools should not be the only buildings used for polling in elections - community centres and halls should also be utilized.
The upcoming referendums in March will result in many schools being closed for multiple days, causing inconvenience for working parents. [ more ]
Independent.ie
5 months ago
Education

National Parents Council says closing schools for use as polling stations sends 'wrong message' on education

Schools should not be used as polling stations for elections and referendums in order to maintain the importance of education.
The upcoming referendums in March will result in many schools being closed for multiple days, causing stress for working parents. [ more ]
Harvard Business Review
7 months ago
Education

Why Early Childhood Education Is More Important Now Than Ever - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM THE GODDARD SCHOOL

High-quality childcare drives the U.S. economy by allowing more adults to enter and stay in the workforce.
Parents want their children to receive a nurturing education that helps them grow socially, emotionally, and academically. [ more ]
Independent.ie
5 months ago
Education

Pupils left with just 14 days of school in March: 'Closing for polling day gives wrong message on education'

Schools should not be the only buildings used for polling in elections - community centres and halls should also be utilized.
The upcoming referendums in March will result in many schools being closed for multiple days, causing inconvenience for working parents. [ more ]
Independent.ie
5 months ago
Education

National Parents Council says closing schools for use as polling stations sends 'wrong message' on education

Schools should not be used as polling stations for elections and referendums in order to maintain the importance of education.
The upcoming referendums in March will result in many schools being closed for multiple days, causing stress for working parents. [ more ]
Harvard Business Review
7 months ago
Education

Why Early Childhood Education Is More Important Now Than Ever - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM THE GODDARD SCHOOL

High-quality childcare drives the U.S. economy by allowing more adults to enter and stay in the workforce.
Parents want their children to receive a nurturing education that helps them grow socially, emotionally, and academically. [ more ]
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www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
UK news

4 in 10 authorities unsure or fearful about government childcare policy rollout

Nearly half of local authorities fear they will not be able to roll out the government's expanded childcare policy in April.
Almost nine in ten local authorities in England think a lack of staff in the sector will be an obstacle to extending free childcare. [ more ]
HuffPost
6 months ago
Parenting

29 Tweets About The Realities Of Snow Days For Parents

Parents find it challenging to care for children on snow days while managing other obligations.
Parents often have humorous reactions to weather-related school closures. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Sunak admits practical issues' with flagship free childcare pledge

The expansion of free childcare in the UK is facing practical issues, including staff shortages and IT problems.
Parents who were unable to apply for funded childcare due to an IT issue will receive a code in the mail to access the scheme. [ more ]
Yahoo Finance
6 months ago
Coffee

Companies want employees back in the office. Over half of hybrid workers are using 'coffee badging' to get around the mandates. What is it? And should you try it?

Companies are implementing coffee badging as a tactic to get employees back in the office.
Coffee badging allows employees to show face in the office for a few hours in the morning and then leave for personal reasons or productivity reasons. [ more ]
Someecards
6 months ago
Career

'AITA for refusing to babysit my sister's kids?' UPDATED

The person is asking for advice on whether they are in the wrong for not watching their sister's kids due to work commitments.
Commenters suggest setting boundaries and not always being available for last-minute childcare requests from the sister. [ more ]
Someecards
7 months ago
Parenting

Woman asks if she should babysit her husband's ex's brood of kids. AITA?

The woman refuses to babysit her husband's ex's seven kids in addition to her own children, causing conflict in their marriage.
Many Reddit users agree that the woman is not in the wrong and should not be expected to take on such a responsibility. [ more ]
www.npr.org
7 months ago
Parenting

We asked, you answered: How have 'alloparents' come to your rescue?

The term 'alloparents' refers to the helpers that parents have when caring for their children.
Alloparents are common in many parts of the world and provide hands-on care to children. [ more ]
#grandparents
Scary Mommy
7 months ago
Parenting

I'm Not Ready To Share The Grandparents

The author is nervous about having to share their parents as grandparents with their sister-in-law's upcoming arrival.
They rely heavily on their parents for childcare and are concerned about how the division of time and energy may affect their own children's relationship with their grandparents. [ more ]
time.com
8 months ago
Parenting

Millions of Kids Have Been Taken In by Relatives. Soon Those Families Could Get Paid

Millions of children unable to be cared for by their parents are being taken care of by relatives, usually grandparents.
Only a fraction of these children are officially in foster care, with the majority living with their grandparents.
The number of children at risk of being separated from their parents is significant, with hundreds of thousands of cases of child maltreatment reported each year. [ more ]
Scary Mommy
7 months ago
Parenting

I'm Not Ready To Share The Grandparents

The author is nervous about having to share their parents as grandparents with their sister-in-law's upcoming arrival.
They rely heavily on their parents for childcare and are concerned about how the division of time and energy may affect their own children's relationship with their grandparents. [ more ]
time.com
8 months ago
Parenting

Millions of Kids Have Been Taken In by Relatives. Soon Those Families Could Get Paid

Millions of children unable to be cared for by their parents are being taken care of by relatives, usually grandparents.
Only a fraction of these children are officially in foster care, with the majority living with their grandparents.
The number of children at risk of being separated from their parents is significant, with hundreds of thousands of cases of child maltreatment reported each year. [ more ]
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www.independent.co.uk
7 months ago
UK news

Hunt's free childcare pledge doomed to fail' as thousands of nurseries close

Thousands of nurseries have closed in England, leaving a shortage of childcare places.
The government's plan to offer 30 hours of free childcare for under-fives is unlikely to be implemented. [ more ]
www.newsshopper.co.uk
8 months ago
Parenting

The outstanding Greenwich nursery where children arrive with smiles on their faces'

Robert Owen Nursery School in Greenwich has been rated as outstanding by Ofsted.
Staff at the nursery have high expectations of children, including those with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).
Children at Robert Owen Nursery School demonstrate high levels of self-control and respect for others. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
8 months ago
Parenting

Charities sound alarm over migrant parents being denied vital childcare

Charities are calling for an end to migrant parents being denied free childcare due to their immigration status.
Denying families access to childcare can have severe consequences for vulnerable children.
The restrictions on childcare access for migrant parents contradict the government's goal of boosting the workforce and economic activity. [ more ]
Bored Panda
5 days ago
Parenting

"I Don't Want To": Woman Is Berated For Not Watching Neighbor's Kids While She Works From Home

Finding childcare can be a constant battle for parents, and pressuring neighbors to babysit is not recommended. [ more ]
Irish Independent
1 week ago
Medicine

Tigers Childcare warns thousands of parents of potential 40pc fee increase

Childcare provider in Ireland notifies parents about potential fee increase up to 40% to ensure sustainability. [ more ]
Business Insider
2 weeks ago
Digital life

I had a baby during my senior year of college. My friends helped raise my daughter so I could graduate and continue working.

A college student in Utah found support from friends to finish her degree despite being pregnant and raising a child. [ more ]
BuzzFeed
2 weeks ago
Parenting

People Who Have Nannied For Ultra-Rich Families Are Getting Candid About Their Experiences, And Wowza

Working for ultra-wealthy families can involve extreme wealth disparities and challenging parental dynamics. [ more ]
BuzzFeed
3 weeks ago
Parenting

40 Parenting Products That Save A Couple Minutes On Everyday Tasks - But Boy Do They Add Up

Save time and hassle with innovative products for child care and feeding. [ more ]
Alleywatch
1 month ago
NYC startup

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 6/24/2024

NYC startups Soot and Upfront secured funding, offering data visualization and childcare data platform. Upfront raised $225k with a total of $275k funding. [ more ]
www.bbc.com
1 month ago
London

Childcare provision makes us really angry - parents

Low childcare availability linked to income levels and poverty in London. [ more ]
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