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Child Care and Parenting in America

Vox’s coverage of the politics and challenges around being a parent in America today. Examining topics such as education, child care, paid leave, and more.

You don’t need to be a parent to build meaningful relationships with kids

Nobody’s perfect. Here’s how to be a good influence on your kids anyway.

Do we ask too much of parents?

The true physical and mental costs of pregnancy

Raising Raffi is a portrait of the author as modern father

Being a good father means rethinking masculinity

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It’s a terrifying time to have kids in America. It doesn’t have to be this way.

How do you raise kids in a country that seems to hate them?

One Good Thing: The cartoon dog who taught me how to be a dad

What is school for?

The parents of the youngest children are not okay

America doesn’t have enough teachers to keep schools open

They lost parents to Covid-19. Are we abandoning them?

The number of American kids whose caregivers have died in the pandemic has surpassed 140,000.

Democrats’ child care plan could help millions — or it could be a big mess

A simple solution to endless school quarantines

How safe is it for kids to go to school during delta?

American motherhood vs. the American work ethic

It’s time to accept that school won’t be normal in the fall


Do I want kids?

The real reason American parents hate each other

What American kids need this summer