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How parents tackle bedtime around the world

Yet the places where children sleep, the time they lay down at night and even how they prepare for shut-eye vary across cultures. While photographing the series, “I met many families who sleep together in one room or children who sleep in a space of convenience, rather than a place …

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How many kids still believe in Santa?

The Parent Curve offers a look at the norms and numbers around tough decisions parents face. Where are you on the curve? In interviews, 85% of 4-year-olds said that they believed in Santa, 65% of 6-year-olds said that they believed, and 25% of 8-year-olds said that they believed. Those numbers …

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Would you let your child play football?

The Parent Curve offers a look at the norms and numbers around tough decisions parents face. Where are you on the curve? In 2016, an estimated 982,000 US children ages 6 to 12 were core participants in tackle football, according to a Sports and Fitness Industry Association survey conducted on …

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Start a new (good) habit, kill an old (bad) one

Habits — actions performed with little conscious thought and often unwittingly triggered by external cues — are powerful influences on behavior and can be our greatest allies for positive change. But because they are so difficult to break, habits are also frequent saboteurs of personal progress. “Habit is a good …

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The meaning(s) of (your) life

It’s one of those enormous questions that’s so important — philosophically and practically in terms of how we live our lives — and yet we never stop to really think about the answer. Given that you might be able to formulate your response in less than a minute, the wisdom-to-effort …

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When is it really time for couples therapy?

But rather than communicate about it, that partner may open up a metaphorical window with someone else and begin an affair. By the time the couple comes to therapy, the affair itself becomes the main topic, and its underlying causes are often ignored. The same scenario rings true for other …

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