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Biology, psychology and environment can all influence a child’s sleep patterns. (Shutterstock)

10 reasons kids develop sleep problems, and how parents can help

One in four children will experience sleep problems before their 10th birthday. Here are the top factors, plus steps parents can take to give their kids (and themselves) a good night's sleep.
From ‘Father Knows Best’ to ‘D'oh!’ Scott Vandehey/flickr

Why are sitcom dads still so inept?

Dads are taking parenting much more seriously. But according to a new study of sitcoms, the stereotype of the foolish father remains stubbornly in place.
Work and family, without good childcare, are mutually exclusive. Getty/Malte Mueller

Without child care, work and family are impossible

A scholar and mother of a young child who is now working at home explores what's called the 'work-family conflict' – and finds that's the wrong label for the impossible choices faced by parents.
Students without computers are having a rougher time with the new normal. damircudic/Getty Images

Not all kids have computers – and they’re being left behind with schools closed by the coronavirus

This real-time snapshot of the digital divide illustrates why education experts are concerned that school closures could increase achievement gaps.
All families need to establish a new normal. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

4 good practices for anyone caring for quarantined kids

A family therapist and childhood development expert encourages parents and others raising kids to focus on the 4 R's: routines, rules, relationships and rituals.

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