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News Roundup: Absent Parents and Rebellious Moms

This week’s parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read.





– What is worse: texting throughout your son’s basketball game, or missing it all together? (Slate)

– Your income may be controlling more than you think. Scientists are now exploring how the increasing income gap effects the subtle ways in which humans interact. (New York Magazine)

– Mid-life crises don’t got nothing on the new Regressives–40-something moms, as documented by Brooklyn writer Amy Sohn, who turn to drugs, cheating, partying, and “behaving like a bunch of crazy twentysomething hipsters.” Ugh. (The Awl)

– The producers who brought us “Dance Moms” are bringing a new program to our TVs: a reality show about moms who breastfeed beyond infancy. (NY Post)

– The annual report of the U.S. National Institute of Child Health shows that infant mortality and teen pregnancy have decreased, but more younger kids are living in poverty than ever before. Childhood obesity and asthma are still at frightening high rates in the United States. (Yahoo News)

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