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Mom's tough punishment for 5-year-old who wouldn't clean his room has TikTok divided

A mom’s unique punishment for her messy 5-year-old has parents on the internet divided. The mom, who goes by Tabatha Marie on TikTok, recently shared a video explaining that she tossed all of her son’s toys into trash bags after he refused to clean up his bedroom. Now, some are... more

Biden-Harris' American Rescue Plan: How it aims to save child care and help parents return to work

The pandemic has been disastrous for child care providers and the parents who rely on them, but relief is in sight, thanks to a new release of $39 billion in funding from the Biden-Harris administration. The emergency aid is a part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and is intended to... more

Nearly 40,000 kids in the US have lost at least one parent to COVID-19, say researchers

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of families have mourned the loss of loved ones. Now, research from Pennsylvania State University is highlighting the devastating impact the pandemic has had on American children. A new statistical model estimates nearly 40,000 kids have lost a parent... more

CDC declares racism a serious threat to public health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has taken a major step to combat systemic racism and the impact it has on Americans’ health. In a statement released Thursday, April 8, CDC director Rochelle P. Walensky announced that racism is now classified as a serious public health threat and... more

Baby girl clothes are made smaller than boys' and ‘remarkably annoying,’ says aggravated dad in viral TikTok

A dad on TikTok is going viral for calling out sexism in children’s and baby clothes. After a fellow TikTok user asked dads of daughters to share the moment they realized the sexualization of women starts incredibly young, a dad named Michael Vaughn made a video detailing his all too... more

LinkedIn adds 'stay-at-home mom' and other caregiver titles to recognize their hard work

The professional social networking site LinkedIn is taking new steps to recognize the labor of moms and other caregivers who’ve been forced out of work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning this week, LinkedIn users finally have the option of adding stay-at-home mom and other caregiver titles to their resumes. ... more

Yes, US parents are among the most burned out in the whole world

It’s no secret that many parents are feeling burned out. Between the demands of work, school and home life, moms and dads can never seem to catch a break, but a new 42-country study suggests that parental burnout could be driven by more than just the demands of the daily... more

Mom shares why she 'despises' attendance awards and earns a round of applause

Attendance awards are a common part of the public school experience, but a viral tweet has many people rethinking the longstanding tradition. A mom who goes by Chronicparent30 on Twitter recently pointed out how prioritizing perfect attendance at school actually hurts children like her daughter who is excluded from the... more