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Apr 28 2014

News Roundup: Why I Stopped Speaking Hebrew to My Daughter

By at 2:36 pm

 All the parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read this week.shin

-After three years of speaking exclusively Hebrew to his daughter while his wife spoke only English, in an attempt to raise a bilingual child, Noam Scheiber, an editor at The New Republic, explains why he gave up the effort. (The New Republic)

-Working-class single mothers should stay single, argue two sociologists in Slate. Since jobs have dried up for working-class males, for expectant working-class white women it makes more sense to raise the child alone than risk custody complications by marrying the fathers of their children who face an increasingly uncertain futures. (Slate)

-You really, really don’t want to know what’s in those chicken nuggets they serve at your child’s school. Click the link at your own risk. (Salon)

-At just 17 years old, a budding magician from Santa Rosa California is taking his magic tricks to cancer wards, even winning the 2012 DillerTeen Tikkun Olam Award for his Magic is Medicine project. (JTA)

-Slate editor Allison Benedikt weighs in on that royally stupid viral video about “The World’s Toughest Job” which paints moms as martyrs who just can’t seem to catch a break. (Slate)

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