Parenting

FILE - In this April 28, 2015, file photo, a man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Microsoft says it’s requiring its U.S. suppliers to offer their employees at least 12 weeks paid leave to care for a new child. The company announced the new parental leave policy Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 30, 2018 - 10:20 am
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft says it's requiring its contractors to offer their U.S. employees at least 12 weeks paid leave to care for a new child. It's common for tech firms to offer generous family leave benefits for their own engineers, but experts say it's rare to require similar benefits...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 12, 2018 file photo, a newly-transplanted cannabis cuttings grow in pots at a medical marijuana cultivation facility in Massachusetts. In a report released on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, researchers at UC San Diego detected marijuana's mind-altering ingredients in breast milk of nursing mothers, raising doctors' concerns amid evidence that increasing numbers of U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 27, 2018 - 12:04 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Marijuana's main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers' breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. Experts say the ingredient, THC, has chemical properties that could allow it to disrupt...
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FILE- In this July 13, 2016, file photo a group of teenagers play "Pokemon Go" in downtown Hartselle, Ala. A study out Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, from the Pew Research Center found that two-thirds of parents are concerned about the amount of time their teenage children spend in front of screens, while more than a third expressed concern about their own screen time. (Crystal VanderWeit/The Decatur Daily via AP, File)
August 22, 2018 - 11:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Parents lament their teenagers' noses constantly in their phones, but they might want to take stock of their own screen time habits. A study out Wednesday from the Pew Research Center found that two-thirds of parents are concerned about the amount of time their teenage children...
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In this Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. file photo, a man waves a flag showing support for Russian President Vladimir Putin in front of the monument of late Serbian Duke Mihailo Obrenovic, in Republika Srpska, in Belgrade, Serbia. After a public outcry, police on Friday Aug. 17, 2018, closed a summer youth camp on a mountain in western Serbia organized by Russian and Serbian far-right groups. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
August 17, 2018 - 9:45 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — After a public outcry, police on Friday closed a summer youth camp on a mountain in western Serbia organized by Russian and Serbian far-right groups. The camp on Mount Zlatibor included children as young as 12 dressed in military uniforms who were being trained by Russian...
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August 10, 2018 - 1:17 pm
The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry, according to a proposal issued by the Education Department on Friday. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in her proposal that the gainful employment regulation...
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In this Aug. 1, 2018, photo supplied by Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, poses for a family portrait with partner Clarke Gayford and their baby daughter Neve in their home in Auckland, New Zealand. Ardern, just the second elected world leader to give birth while holding office, returned to work Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, after six weeks maternity leave. (Derek Henderson/Jacinda Ardern via AP)
August 02, 2018 - 8:34 pm
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Feeding. Poop. Sleep. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said those are the things she has obsessed over the most as a new parent, and that the experience of focusing on such basic needs for her baby girl has helped her appreciate why people with young families...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2010, file photo, characters from Sesame Street Live appear on the street by Madison Square Garden to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the live touring stage shows based on the PBS television series. in New York. From left are Ernie, Bert, Elmo, Cookie Monster (foreground), Abby Cadabby, and Zoe. The Sesame Street company is taking its beloved, critically-acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum. It's a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to sink their teeth into a sacred learning space. Sesame Workshop and McGraw-Hill Education announced their new partnership Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
July 20, 2018 - 12:54 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Sesame Street is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum — a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to move into the sensitive learning space with possible influence on...
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In this May 18, 2018 photo, Vicky Chavez plays with her daughter Issabella within the walls of the First Unitarian Church, in Salt Lake City. Chavez, a Honduran woman who came to the U.S. four years ago seeking asylum from an abusive boyfriend says she'll continue taking sanctuary in a Salt Lake City Unitarian church where she's been for the past six months with her two young daughters despite being ordered to leave and exhausting her appeals. Chavez says seeing fellow Central Americans separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border makes her intent on trying to fight to stay in the United States. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
July 10, 2018 - 2:34 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A playground surrounded by a large shade tree stands right outside the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, where Vicky Chavez and her two young daughters have been taking sanctuary for the past six months. But Chavez never allows Yaretzi, 6, or Issabella, 11 months, to...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
July 09, 2018 - 3:13 pm
Amazon. Chipotle. GoPro. These household-name businesses were launched thanks to investments by the founders' parents. But parents also have sunk plenty of money into their offsprings' doomed enterprises, sometimes endangering their retirements and family relationships in the process. Certified...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018, file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol truck enters the Port Isabel Detention Center, which holds detainees of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in Los Fresnos, Texas. Parents who have been separated from their children at the border are in fragile state of mind as they go into high-stakes initial screening interview for asylum. A network of volunteer lawyers has counseled about 210 separated parents at Port Isabel Detention Facility, including about 150 who have already done initial interviews. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 05, 2018 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his calls to fix the immigration system (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says the government will meet court deadlines to reunite migrant children who were separated from their parents by...
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