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Data show how American mothers balance work and family

(U.S.) – Almost 70% of American mothers with children under 18 work for pay.

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What parents should do to help students prepare for the first year of college

As the school year begins to wind down, high school seniors – and those who care about them – typically have their eyes on two prizes: getting into college and graduating from high school.

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How social media is helping Big Tobacco hook a new generation of smokers

(U.S.) – Big Tobacco is increasingly using social media to find new ways to hook young people on smoking, circumventing decades of laws restricting the marketing of traditional cigarettes to minors.

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Study – Teens have less face time with their friends – and are lonelier than ever

(U.S.) – Ask a teen today how she communicates with her friends, and she’ll probably hold up her smartphone.

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Pregnant women shouldn’t have to choose between a job and a healthy baby

(U.S.) – Pregnant women in low-income work often face an unappealing choice: lose their job or perform duties that endanger their health and that of their baby.

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The mental health crisis among America’s youth is real – and staggering

(U.S.) – The first signs of a problem started to emerge around 2014: More young people said they felt overwhelmed and depressed.

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New research shows quality early childhood education reduces need for later special ed

(U.S.) – New research suggests a payoff of early quality childhood education for families, communities and for economies, but especially for child development.

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Why Congress needs to make child care more affordable – 5 questions answered

(U.S.) – A new bill to provide affordable childcare for working families faces an uphill battle in Congress.

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Emergency cesareans increase risk of postnatal depression in new mothers, research suggests

(U.S.) – Becoming a mother, especially for the first time, has its challenges – and it starts with giving birth.

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The soaring cost of US child care, in 5 charts

The cost of having children in the U.S. has climbed exponentially since the 1960s.

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