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News Roundup: Daycare Hell, Anne Frank’s a Belieber

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

– The Hell of American Day Care: An investigation into the barely regulated, unsafe business of looking after our children. Dear lord, help us all. (New Republic)

– “The greater the number of words children heard from their parents or caregivers before they were 3, the higher their IQ and the better they did in school.” A fascinating study on the importance of talking to your baby. (NYT)

– Justin Bieber visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and left this message in the guestbook: “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.” Surprisingly, that did not go over well. (Huffington Post)

– “They were both giddy, kvelling with baby-pride, especially Weiner, who, with all his free time, has become his son’s primary caretaker.” The post-scandal life of Anthony Weiner. (NYT)

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Molly TolskyMolly Tolsky is the editor of She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines including Lumina, MAKE, and The Collagist, and her non-fiction has appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward. She isn't a parent, but a very proud aunt. Follow her @mollytolsky.

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