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What Do Babies Remember?

Infancy and early childhood is a heady time, a period of stunningly rapid brain development that shapes who we become as people—even if we don’t consciously remember any of it.

Drip, Drip, Drip: Stress Gets Under Their Skin

How does parental stress drip down on Baby?

Stress: The Good, the Bad and the Toxic

A little bit is good for us, but what happens when we can’t cope?

Snap, Snap Synapse

Ever wonder how fast your baby is learning?

Building a Nest in the Middle of a Desert

What happens to the rat pups when mom is in a resource desert?

"Bad" Kids or Injured Kids?

It’s the difference between asking “What’s wrong with you?” and “What happened to you?”

The Squeeze On Parents

Parents and caregivers want to provide the safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments all children need to thrive. But living in the U.S. doesn’t make it easy. Why are parents increasingly squeezed for time, money and resources?

The Family Leave Shuffle

How much paid parental leave do Germans get? Slovakians? Americans? Play the game!

Who's Paid What?

Who makes more? Child care workers, parking lot attendants, or pet caretakers? Find out!

Can I Borrow a Diaper?

Diapers are a simple thing, out of sight, out of mind—until you have a baby.

Speed Bumps or Off the Tracks?

Your car breaks down, your kid gets sick, your rent is raised… An annoyance, or a cause for sleepless nights?

Time to Smell the Roses

Why do Americans work more than workers in most every rich nation?

How can we do better?

Why do some of the best parenting programs have nothing to do with parenting at all? How do social policies impact working parents and families with young children?

The Child Olympics

How does the U.S. measure up? Who wins the gold? Let the games begin!

The New Achievement Gap

What does wealth inequality have to do with the growing educational achievement gap between the rich and the rest of us?

Raising Children Out of Poverty

Just how much can government policies reduce child poverty?

Where Did the Wealth Go?

Labor productivity has continued to grow. But wages stopped growing in tandem. What happened?

Babies in Finland Sleep in Boxes?

These baby boxes are amazing and all moms get them!

Zip code or genetic code?

How neighborhoods help kids succeed.