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News Roundup: Sick Kids & America’s Baby Bust

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

– When 3-year-old Shepherd Strauss got sick, his parents turned to doctors and drugs. But they couldn’t anticipate that what would help him feel better didn’t come with a prescription. (NYT)

– Forget overpopulation–why the drop in fertility rates among Americans might be our biggest problem yet. (WSJ)

– Kveller’s own Jordana Horn writes in the Forward about the ever popular decision: where to send your Jewish kids to summer camp. (Forward)

– Half of adult children think their parents made no money mistakes. On the other hand, parents are quick to list the financial miscues of their adult children, including credit card debt and not enough savings. (Time)

Molly Tolsky

Molly Tolsky is the editor of Kveller. She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her fiction has appeared in various literary magazines including Hayden's Ferry Review, Lumina, and The Collagist, and her non-fiction has appeared in Modern Loss, xoJane, and the Jewish Daily Forward. She lives in Brooklyn and is not a parent, but a very proud aunt.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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