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When It Comes to Childcare, Grandparents are the Least Stressful Option for Mum and Dad

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News Article
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When It Comes to Childcare, Grandparents are the Least Stressful Option for Mum and Dad
Source: 
The Conversation

Any parent will tell you parenting is hard, but does outsourcing the care of children lessen stress? When it comes to childcare, research shows grandparents are the least stressful option for mum and dad.

Workin’ 9 to 5: How School Schedules Make Life Harder for Working Parents

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Report
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Workin’ 9 to 5: How School Schedules Make Life Harder for Working Parents
Source: 
Center for American Progress
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Judi C Casey

"But in many ways, schools have not updated their policies to adapt to this changed world, and this means that large numbers of working parents must split their time between being a committed parent and being a committed working professional. 

This report, then, aims to answer three questions:

How misaligned are school and work schedules?

What can schools do to support parents as they try to meet their obligations to their employers and to their children?

How can schools and districts pay for this effort? 

Hurricane Sandy Is Added Burden On Children With Special Needs

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Blog
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Hurricane Sandy Is Added Burden On Children With Special Needs
Source: 
Huffington Post

"Hurricane Sandy was a trial for all parents, but it was a particular burden for those whose children have special needs."

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