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‘I wanted to meet a mate and have a baby without wasting time’: the rise of platonic co-parenting

November 13th, 2020 at 12:46 pm » Comments Off

Jenica Anderson and Stephan DuVal, with their daughter. They’re ready to start a family, but can’t wait for The One. As ‘mating’ sites boom under lockdown, we meet those hoping for a better way to raise a child When Jenica Anderson and Stephan DuVal clicked on one another’s online profile on – tagline “A […]

The US should brace itself for a “national wave of fertility fraud”

October 12th, 2020 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

A new field of litigation has evolved in the United State: denouncing fertility fraud. In the latest episode, a nation-wide firm, Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane & Conway, announced that it was pursuing two fertility doctors who allegedly used their own sperm a generation ago to get women pregnant and without informing them. This is just […]

The rise of the 3-parent family

October 5th, 2020 at 11:57 am » Comments Off

The typical path to parenthood didn’t work for David Jay, a founder of the asexual movement. So he designed his own household—and is trying to show others what is possible. David Jay is the oldest of 12 cousins on one side of his family and the third-oldest of 24 cousins on the other. As a […]

Kids in the UK are now spending more money on ‘Fortnite’ and ‘Roblox’ than candy and books

September 29th, 2020 at 1:45 am » Comments Off

Childrens’ spending habits in the UK have shifted to online games such as “Roblox” and “Fortnite” since lockdown began, away from sweets and books, a pocket money app has reported. Kids are also saving 14% more money than they did in 2019 — that’s £104 ($135) a year, RoosterMoney. Lego, Roblox, and Apple are the […]

As wealthy parents turn to ‘pandemic pods,’ startups aim to make them equitable

September 16th, 2020 at 2:11 pm » Comments Off

  Affluent families were quick to explore pandemic pods as an alternative to solitary virtual school. Now, startups are looking for ways to make the model available to all. In certain communities across America, learning pods, or pandemic pods, have become all the rage. Parents eager to offer their children socialization and some form of […]

‘Schoolcations’ are the latest hotel trend to attract remote learners

September 8th, 2020 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

As the nation’s children head back to school, it’s clear that for many, the school year will be like none before.  With many students learning remotely, some families are looking at ways to take advantage of what might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to take their families out of their hometown and on vacation at a […]

If COVID Fatalities Were 90.2% Lower, How Would You Feel About Schools Reopening?

July 27th, 2020 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

According to the CDC, 101 children age 0 to 14 have died from influenza, while 31 children have died from COVID-19. No evidence exists to support the theory that children pose a threat to educational professionals in a school or classroom setting, but there is a great deal of evidence to support the safety of […]

Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott believes artificial intelligence will help reprogram the American dream

June 30th, 2020 at 1:38 pm » Comments Off

Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott rise to his current post is about as unlikely as you will find. He grew up in Gladys, Virginia, a town of a few hundred people. He loved his family and his hometown to such an extent that he did not aspire to leave. He caught the technology bug […]

Wealthy parents are paying to have their kids homeschooled by professionals for up to 5 hours a day, and it shows how the pandemic is widening the gaps in America’s education system

June 9th, 2020 at 12:56 pm » Comments Off

K-12 students have been educated online since March, and parents fear they are falling behind. With most schools across the US closed since March to slow the spread of the coronavirus, some ultrawealthy parents are hiring private educators to make sure their kids don’t fall behind. Some of these educators are former teachers or people […]

On the cusp of adulthood and facing an uncertain future : What we know about Gen Z so far

June 9th, 2020 at 12:50 pm » Comments Off

  One-in-ten eligible voters in the 2020 electorate will be part of a new generation of Americans – Generation Z. Born after 1996, most members of this generation are not yet old enough to vote, but as the oldest among them turn 23 this year, roughly 24 million will have the opportunity to cast a […]

Many parents will likely continue at-home learning in the fall, poll finds

June 8th, 2020 at 12:32 pm » Comments Off

With the president pushing for children to return to the classroom and a number of states intent on pursuing phased reopenings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidance for reopening schools. But a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of USA Today has found that if schools reopen in the fall, […]

It’s time to accept that the point of school has changed

May 17th, 2020 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

Lisa Selin Davis is the author of “Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different.” She has written The New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and many other publications. She The views expressed here are hers. (CNN)”Stay out of Google Classroom,” the administrators of my daughter’s […]

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