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Thursday, October 19, 2017
kids

New Ranking: Which Country Is Best For Kids? (Not The U.S.)

For 700 million or more kids around the world, childhood ends too soon. This is the premise that prompted a new report called the End of Childhood Index, which ranks 172 countries based on whether or not childhood has ended early for the children living there. Inadvertently, the report maps out the best and worst places to be a kid in today’s world.

June 19, 2017

Trump Speaks, Children Listen

Earlier this summer, I was walking through the Miami airport with my 8-year-old grandson when I looked around and noticed I suddenly wasn’t. I saw him a few feet away, walked over, and looked up to see a familiar CNN clip of Donald Trump’s interview with Jake Tapper.

August 12, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump jokes about how difficult he says it is for him to listen to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's voice, as he holds a rally with supporters in Fresno, California, U.S. May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst.

How To Talk To Your Children About Donald Trump

A new children’s book does a lovely and hilarious job of distilling Trump to his bare essence: narcissism. Michael Ian Black writes: “It’s true! A Trump needs all of our noise to exist. Without chaos it shrinks to a sad, orange disc.”

June 28, 2016
The childhood home of Nancy Reagan

Kids and Money: How First-Time Homebuyers Can Avoid A Money Pit

Making a serious mistake can turn your dream house into a money pit.

March 9, 2016

Push Is On For Mandatory Kindergarten In California

Kindergarten is what first grade used to be.

August 31, 2015