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Child Care

Vox’s coverage of child care, paid leave, and more.

A program that saved child care for millions is expiring. What now?

Fixing the child care crisis starts with understanding it

5 experts share how to make day care less germy

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

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?

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

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