Things We’ve Read: Week of Oct. 26th, 2015

China Ends One-Child Policy After 35 Years (The Guardian): Relaxing of more than three decades of family planning laws after worries of low fertility rates and huge gender imbalances.

This Mom of 4’s Lovely Stretch Mark Selfie Is The Most Inspiring Thing You’ll See Today (Cosmopolitan): “Every imperfection on my belly was worth having sweet moments like that!”

Why This Start-Up Offers Pregnant Employees $2000 for Maternity Clothes (Refinery29): Providing a boost of confidence and support for pregnant employees.

Mark Zuckerberg’s Latest Attempt at Education Reform is His Boldest Yet (Upworthy): Helping families and children succeed starting with prenatal support and on-site healthcare, along with education.

New Study Questions the Value of Universal Pre-K (Slate): Value is dependent on the quality of the program, but study ignores the external benefits universal pre-k offers to working parents.

There May Be a Better Way to Predict Due Dates (Time): Measuring the length of the cervix can better predict probabilities of on-time delivery.

An Open Letter to America’s Parents and Teachers: Let’s Make Our Testing Smarter (Huff Post): “What I remember is the way they taught me to believe in myself. To be curious about the world.”

The U.S. Economy Needs Some ‘Family Time’ (Time): “Our nation’s economy would be in much better shape if more families were headed by married parents.”

RELATED POSTS