Decision-Making

Millennials Are Not “Running Out of Time” to Have Kids – Parents Article

Source: RawPixel/Pexels Guest post by Cristina Schreil. It’s no secret that older generations reached certain family-planning milestones much earlier than Millennials. For instance, getting married and having babies in one’s twenties was once seen as proper timing. That’s not the case with Millennials. Researchers at the Urban Institute found that “between 2007 and 2012 … birth rates among women in their twenties declined more than 15 percent.” As I noted in my last post on Millennials, we are doing things…

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Are You Getting the Short End of the Paternity-Leave Stick? – Parents Article

Source: 1899441/Pixabay Family leave policies vary widely and can be confusing. What allowances are state-mandated? Do dads even know how much time off they are entitled to? Why are fathers not using all of their time when the benefits to their family are so great? In this guest post, Sima Bernstein, EdD, who has studied the problem extensively, sorts out why, in her words, “not using parental leave is a crying shame!”—especially for dads. When I gave birth to my…

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Weddings Without the Groom—New No-Marriage Movements – Parents Article

Source: Shantaryna-Payne/Unsplash Like American women, women in many other developed countries are marrying later and not rushing to have babies. Increasingly, a good number choose the single life without fanfare. In Japan and South Korea, however, women are making highly visible, public pledges to remain single. Weddings Without a Groom Japanese women are buying wedding gowns and having ceremonies without a groom to make a statement that they are committing to life without traditional marriage. Mari Miura, a professor of political science…

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