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)