Housing today looks largely the same as it did in 1950, Diana Lind observes in her new book Brave New Home: Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing . Many builders are still constructing 2,500-square-foot homes with two-car garages on tree-lined streets.
Congress proposes $10 billion in relief for the child-care industry, but advocates say it’s only a ‘down payment’
Although the vast majority of child-care programs opened back up after the spring stay-at-home orders lifted, many daycare center and preschool owners are taking on huge financial losses — both personal and professional.
The types and distribution of household structures in the United States have been evolving for decades. Consequently, we are now at a tipping point where our households and our housing inventory have become a round peg struggling to fit in a square hole.
The Covid-19 pandemic exposed who the real “essential” workers are — often low- and middle-skills workers like grocery store employees, health care aides who care for Covid-19 patients separated from their families, and warehouse workers who package and ship...
When the world stopped, all the past "better than thou" parenting styles seemed so inappropriate and outdated. Quickly the priorities became focusing on mental health and on well-being. Empathy—toward teachers, other parents, your children, yourself—became...
Harvard psychologist to parents: Do these 7 things if you want to raise kids with flexible, resilient brains
A child’s brain is not a miniature adult brain. It is a brain born under construction that wires itself to the world. And it’s up to parents to create a world — both physical and social — that is rich with wiring instructions.