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  • Plan, be positive, unplug: 5 ways to make family meals more enjoyable

    BPT With our busy lifestyles today, finding time to shop for groceries, cook, then meet as a family to enjoy a meal together can be a major challenge. A Harris poll shows only 30 percent of American families share dinner each night. Yet the benefits of maintaining that family...
  • 5 Ways the Arts Are Good for Kids

    David Murphey Child Trends Young children love to draw, paint, sing, and dance, and these activities play an important role in their early development. The benefits of arts participation persist into adolescence and beyond. Here are five reasons why the arts are important for children.  Arts participation is associated...
  • 5 ways screen time can benefit children and families

    Courtney Nugent/Lauren Supplee Child Trends They’re everywhere. At home, in restaurants and parks, on the subway—wherever you look, you’re likely to see parents and young children interacting with digital media on smartphones or tablets. At least 38 percent of children under age two and 80 percent of two- to...
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5 Ways For Parents To Empower Daughters In An Unkind World

    Sheri Engler While opportunities for women have advanced significantly in recent decades, studies reflect that the path to personal independence and growth isn’t always smooth – starting in early childhood up through high school.  Gender stereotypes persist. According to a survey of 1,900 girls and young women between 7...
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neighborhoods of concentrated disadvantage harm children

    Vanessa Sacks Child Trends Americans, by and large, live next door to people of the same race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Residential segregation by race remains high despite declines over the past several decades, and segregation by income is on the rise. Segregation by race or ethnicity and by socioeconomic...