Only one industrialized nation does not have a federal paid family leave law -- the United States of America. However, it appears that might be changing with small, but steady steps. New York most recently became the fourth U.S. state to add its own paid family leave law to make sure private employers allow workers to take time off with at least partial pay so they may care for a new child in the family or for a sick loved one. Washington state passed a law years ago but never enacted it because of funding issues. Connecticut's legislature introduced bills in 2017 that only received … [Read more...]
Any parent can turn into a sleep-deprived, stressed-out zombie when catering to the demands of young child. Wait a second. Maybe that is part of your kid's evil scheme for household domination? Mike and Heather Spohr, a husband-and-wife team of OG parent bloggers, want to assist you in staving off an invasion of the heart, mind and body. How? By going through the funny bone with their new book, The Toddler Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Whiny Unfed. The couple discusses their book and their own parenting trials and tribulations when they join City Dads Group … [Read more...]
Screen time has been a hot topic among parents since television became a staple in American homes in 1950s. The addition of computers, gaming systems, tablets and smartphones over the years now makes it seem impossible for kids to avoid spending some chunk of their day in front of some type of screen. So what's a mom or dad to do?
Anya Kamenetz, digital education correspondent for National Public Radio, has some advice for beleaguered parents -- so much advice that she has written a book on the subject, The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media & Real … [Read more...]