2020年5月2日 星期六

Put Your Children to Work

Also: why some parents are giving their kids CBD.
A roundup of new guidance and stories from NYT Parenting.

As noted earlier this week, I do not enjoy generating fun for my children. So I was very pleased to read our piece from Michaeleen Doucleff, an NPR correspondent who has spent years reporting on how different cultures around the world raise cooperative and generous children. “In these cultures, you find a striking commonality: Mothers and fathers do not feel the need to constantly entertain and play with children,” Michaeleen wrote. “Instead parents give children an opportunity that many American kids do not have — to participate in adult work.” How do we get our American children to behave this way? She has suggestions.

Also this week, Emily Oster, the economist and author of the best sellers “Expecting Better” and “Crib Sheet,” wrote a piece for us explaining that only children are not doomed. Despite negative stereotypes about onlies, they may in fact have an edge. Prenatal care may be very different after this pandemic subsides, and Emily Goligoski outlines what it might look like. The number of parents who give their kids CBD-infused products has gone up in recent years. Is it safe to give your children CBD, and does it even work for them? Nicola Jones gets the answers to your questions.

For those of you who are pregnant and working right now, it’s important to know your rights to accommodations or leave. I asked the experts for guidance.

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— Jessica Grose, lead editor, NYT Parenting

P.S. This week’s Together Apart podcast tackles questions from teachers struggling to bring kids together, remotely.

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P.P.S. Today’s One Thing comes from Mario the Magician, a New York-based traveling children’s performer and parent to a 5-year-old and 8-year-old. To keep his kids entertained, Mario taped together paper towel and toilet paper rolls to make chutes for racing marbles — the longest one nearly covered an entire couch.

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Turn Your Demanding Child Into a Productive Co-Worker

All it takes are a few lessons from global cultures that raise remarkably cooperative and generous kids.

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Michelle Mildenberg

Prenatal Care May Look Very Different After Coronavirus

The shift from in-person visits to telehealth appointments could be here to stay.

Till Lauer

Only Children Are Not Doomed

Some parents think siblings make kids happier. Others say singletons are better off. Emily Oster looks at what the data says.

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Should You Give Your Kid CBD?

More Americans are using the hemp (or marijuana) extract on their kids, but experts aren’t sold on its efficacy.

Bianca Bagnarelli

What Rights Do Pregnant Workers Have in a Pandemic?

As businesses begin to open back up, many pregnant workers may be wondering what their rights are.

Tiny Victories

Parenting can be a grind. Let’s celebrate the tiny victories.
Took the crib mattress out of the crib and put it in the middle of the room for my 18-month-old to jump and run on as she screams “BOUNCY” — perfect for blowing some of the energy that used to go to the playground!— Kate Hattemer, Arlington, VA

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